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Tens of thousands of drug-addicts collected, referred to rehabilitation centers, official

In addition to collecting people with addiction from across the country, the Deputy Ministry of Counternarcotics announced the construction of ten rehabilitation centers in provinces with high levels of addiction and Authorities in these provinces have not specified when these treatment centers will start operating.

The Deputy Ministry of Counter-narcotics of the Interior Ministry reveals that following the Islamic Emirate takeover, they have collected and referred nearly 100 thousand drug addicts to rehabilitation centers. The head of the chief of staff for the deputy ministry for counter-narcotics stated that they are making efforts to establish ten more health centers in the future for the treatment of drug addicts. “We plan to build 10 rehabilitation centers in provinces with a high number of addicts to treat and protect them and also provide facilities such as vocational training,” said Hasibullah Ahmadi, the head of chief of staff for Deputy Ministry of Counter-narcotics of the Interior Ministry In addition to collecting people with addiction from across the country, the Deputy Ministry of Counter-narcotics announced the construction of ten rehabilitation centers in provinces with high levels of addiction and Authorities in these provinces have not specified when these treatment centers will start operating. Some recovered drug addicts who have regained their health report they have also received vocational training during their treatment. “We are delighted to be treated, and we are engaged in vocational training at professional training centers,” said Hejratullah, a recovered addict. “I ask the Islamic Emirate to gather all the country’s addicts like us, collect them for treatment, and put them under care,” said Mahbobullah, another recovered addict. Some analysts believe that job opportunities should be provided for rehabilitated individuals to prevent them from returning to drug abuse. “Employment opportunities should be created for rehabilitated addicts, and the fight against drug addiction should continue to prevent them from relapsing into drug use,” said Mohammad Matin Mohammadkhail, a political analyst. The Deputy Ministry of Counter-narcotics of the Interior Ministry emphasizes its intention to establish ten more drug addiction rehabilitation centers in ten zones of the country in the future. It comes as the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime previously reported a 95% reduction in poppy cultivation in Afghanistan following the order issued by the Supreme Leader of the caretaker government to ban poppy cultivation. According to the report, during the past year, poppy was cultivated on over 330,000 hectares of land, and in the current year, poppy cultivation has been reduced to nearly 11,000 hectares, and opium production has also significantly decreased compared to the previous year. The report also highlighted the crisis consequences in Afghan rural communities due to the ban on poppy cultivation, as villagers mostly get their income from opium products, which they no longer have. Drug addiction, a lethal and devastating phenomenon, claims the lives of countless individuals worldwide every year. Afghans, too, have been involved in the cultivation, production, and trafficking of narcotics for many years, leading to the collapse of families and the untimely deaths of numerous young individuals in the country. Mashal Noori

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.