Iran to inaugurate alcohol addiction treatment centre

  27 August 2013    Read: 551
Iran to inaugurate alcohol addiction treatment centre
Iran`s first alcohol addiction treatment centre will be inaugurated in capital city Tehran, Manager of prevention and drug issues office of Iran`s Welfare Organization, Farid Barati Said, ISNA news agency reported.
The center will work as pilot and new licenses for alcohol addiction treatment centers will be issued after reviewing the results of this center`s activity.

It should be recalled that, in April, Iran`s Health Ministry issued a warning about the increase of alcohol use among young people in the country.

The director-general of the Health Ministry`s Mental Health Department, Abbas Ali Nasehi said that this year the problem of alcohol abuse would be the priority for the ministry.

In 2012, Nasehi said that Iran has about 2 million drug addicts in the country, and some of them are also addicted to alcohol.

In 2012, BBC reported citing Iran`s health officials that Iran`s police withdrew the driving licenses of 829 drivers, including 43 women, who had failed to pass alcohol and drug tests.

In February 2013, ISNA quoted Iran`s National Police Chief Esmaeil Ahmadi-Moqaddam as saying that there are about 200,000 people in Iran who are addicted to alcohol.

Thirty nine Iranians died in spring this year due to alcohol consumption, Iranian media quoted Iran`s forensic medicine research center head Mahmoud Khodadoost.
The figure was the same as the figure in spring last year

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