13 Afghan drug addicts recovered, rejoined families

KABUL, June 5– A total of 13 drug addicts have rejoined their families after receiving medical treatment and rehabilitation in the northern Samangan province, said a statement by the Interior Ministry released Sunday. More than 2.4 million drug addicts are living in war-torn Afghanistan, according to officials. Besides taking steps to rehabilitate the…

KABUL, June 5 (Xinhua) — A total of 13 drug addicts have rejoined their families after receiving medical treatment and rehabilitation in the northern Samangan province, said a statement by the Interior Ministry released Sunday.

The former addicts were rounded up from provincial capital Aybak city several months ago and sent to a rehabilitation center, the statement said, adding all the 13 drug addicts have recovered and been reintegrated with their families.

More than 2.4 million drug addicts are living in war-torn Afghanistan, according to officials. Besides taking steps to rehabilitate the drug-addicted persons, the Taliban-run administration has also banned poppy cultivation, drug production and trafficking to get the country rid of the menace. Enditem

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