Addiction specialists say the high rates of abuse and addiction among women are of great concern saying the gap between men and women in the area of abuse was ten to one fifty years ago, but now it is six to one and in cities four to one.

The Arab Federation for Addiction Prevention called for the reformation of the National Committee for Drug Control, with the aim of continuing to raise awareness, praising Kuwait’s efforts and interest in monitoring this phenomenon, reports Al-Jarida daily.

For his part, a consultant psychiatrist, President of the Arab Federation for Addiction Prevention, Dr. Ahmed Abul-Azaim speaking on the social aspects of abuse and addiction prevention and treatment, warned of upcoming waves of dangers targeting the nation’s youth and called for confronting these fierce drug mafias at the state level to protect young people who are the hope of the future.

In turn, the Secretary-General of the Arab Federation for the Prevention of Addiction, Dr. Khaled Al-Saleh between addiction from harmful psychological substances and its relationship to human health and its cells, so addiction becomes a mental and health disease at the same time. He pointed out that the poorest countries are the most abused of drugs.

Dr. Hessa Al-Shaheen, the head of international relations at the Arab Federation for Addiction Prevention, stressed the importance of this scientific meeting, was “because of the dangerous targeting of young people in our region in order to bring them down in the clutches of drugs.”

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