Number of drug addicts among rural population in Azerbaijan made public

Baku: There are 5,968 drug addicts among the rural population in Azerbaijan.

APA reports this figure is reflected in the “National Report on Drug Control in 2014” developed in Azerbaijani and English languages by the working group of the State Commission on Combating Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking.

4,298 of the drug addicts were registered at dispensaries and 1,670 were prophylactically registered. In 2014, 444 drug addicts (283 – at dispensaries, 161- prophylactically) were registered among the rural population in Azerbaijan.

SOURCE: AZERI PRESS NEWS AGENCY