Children as young as 12 years old are addicted to drugs

Children as young as 12 years old are addicted to drugs

Children as young as 12 years old are addicted to drugs

Written by Staff Writer

27 Aug, 2018 | 2:57 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – According to studies carried out by the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB) and the Department of Prisons, children as young as 12 years old have become drug addicts.

Assistant Director of the NDDCB, Pradeep Kumara Koholanegedara states that around 0.05% of the country’s population has become uses of illegal narcotics.

According to statistics, the number of individuals addicted to Heroin stands at 50,000.

The Assistant Director also added that it is estimated that around 200,000 to 300,000 individuals are believed to be users of Marijuana.


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