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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mozambique: Worst Addiction in Country is to Alcohol

The number of people undergoing treatment in Mozambique for alcohol and drug addiction rose from about 1,500 in 2008 to 2,100 in 2009, according to the government's interim spokesperson, Deputy Foreign Minister Henrique Banze.

He told reporters that on Tuesday the government received and approved the annual report on drug consumption and trafficking produced by the Central Office for the Fight against Drug Addiction.

The report indicates that the most problematic drug in the country is alcohol. The number of people treated for alcoholism rose from 896 in 2008 to around 1,100 last year. Such figures vastly underestimate the problem, since the majority of alcoholics do not seek medical care. . . . . .

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