Drug Addiction In Armenia Getting Younger


14:15 22/07/2009

Officially recorded addiction figure in Armenia is not so critical
compared with the rest of the world, Petros Semerjyan, the director of
narcological center of Armenia told at news conference. According to
the official source 490 people applied to get cured in 2008; while
this figure in 2001 was 7, in 2002 – 12; 2003 and 2004 – 40; 2005 –
150; 2006 – 170 and in 2007 – 205.

Regarding the addiction tendencies, the doctor said that it is
getting younger and increasing in its number. "If we compare the
world and our region then we should note that Armenia is in better
condition. Although 1141 drug addicted are recorded in the state,"
he said.

According to the doctor 4 thousand drug addicted are recorded in
Tbilisi, 28 thousand in Baku. The average age of people addicted
to drugs is 25-45. It is said that people after 45 just don’t live,
they die.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS