Drug addicts-to drop by 30 pct

This is one of the most important clauses of the National Drug Control Strategy that the government plans to launch by 2020 until 2030.

A street banner campaining against drug use in downtown HCMC (Photo: Minh Tri)

The objectives of the strategy are to prevent and repel drug related evils and reduce the number of drug addicts to a minimum to create a safe and healthy environment in the country.

Moreover, the numbers of new drug seekers will be curbed considerably as the rate of illegal drug users will reduce in; and detoxification of drugs will be organized for long-term effect.

One of the principal objectives to achieve by 2020 is to reduce the number of drug addicts to at least 30 to 40 percent; have no drug related evil in 70 percent of the towns and residential areas and 90 percent in factories, company businesses and educational centers.

By Ng. Quoc – Translated by Vu Minh

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