The Ministry of Health announced in January that 27,620 Drug Addicts Receive Treatment in Moroccan Rehabilitation Centers.
Rabat – Moroccan experts have shared alarming statistics on addiction rates in Morocco. At an addiction conference held recently in Morocco, panelists announced that more than 800,000 Moroccans are addicted to cannabis and opiates.
Shared by Moroccan newspaper Al Massae, the statistics show that such an issue also causes the spreading of several diseases such as sexually transmitted diseases, including hepatitis and tuberculosis.
Al Massae said that the experts collected the statistics from data between 2003 and 2006, when 800,000 addicted people were identified.
The experts, however, believe that the number of addicted people is “much higher than that.”
The newspaper added that 0.5 % of Moroccans are addicted to cocaine, while 0.2 % are addicted to opiates.
The statistics show that 3.93 % are addicted to cannabis, the most common drug in Morocco.
A report from the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) shows that hashish is the most common drug police seize in Africa.
The report also shows that Morocco is where the largest quantities of cannabis were seized in 2017, as there were 117 tons of cannabis resin and 283 tons of cannabis.
Morocco’s law enforcement continues to crack down on drug trafficking networks.
Moroccan Government Spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi said in 2018 that Morocco prosecuted 107,000 people in 2017 in drug cases.
The General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) reported that Moroccan security services seized 693 kilograms of cannabis, 52 tons of cannabis resin and 1.3 million of psychotropic and ecstasy pills in 2018.
In January, Morocco’s Minister of Health said that 27,620 drug addicts have received treatment at rehabilitation centers across Morocco.
The number of drug addicts that have received treatment at rehabilitation centers is 27,620.