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Sunday , October 20 2019

Addiction deaths report absent

KUWAIT CITY, April 13: Minister of Health, Dr Bassel Al-Sabah said in the absence of statistics for deaths resulting from addiction due to nonregistration of deaths by the addiction treatment center and cases that are monitored at the center cannot be said that they constitute all cases of addiction in society, and therefore cannot be determined by the number of cases which may have died as a result of addiction, reports Al-Rai daily.

Dr Al-Sabah said in response to a parliamentary query, that “the process of dealing with addiction includes direct treatment, which means the health care provided to the patient during the period of elimination of toxicity and rehabilitation process, and the subsequent process and a long time to rid the patient of the psychological and behavioral consequences of years of addiction.

He added, that the ministry is working on the implementation of an integrated awareness plan to reduce the phenomenon of addiction under the title ‘Together eliminate the scourge of drug abuse and protect and prevent the loss of our children due to addiction’. He referred to the measures taken by the Ministry of Health to treat and prevent addiction.

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