Women account for 40% of ‘drug addiction’ in Afghanistan

The Ministry of Public Health in Afghanistan has reported that 40% (850,000) of those affected by addiction in the country are women. The deputy director of the Ministry of Public Health’s Drug Demand Reduction department suggested that this is due to their partners’ drug use, citing reports that some women are being forced into drug use and addiction by their partners.

Source: https://www.khaama.com/40-of-drug-addicts-in-afghanistan-are-women-moph-432444/