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One in five young Muscovites at least once tried drugs

March 20 2008
18:00

Every fifth young person aged 14 to 20 years living in the capital, at least once in their lives tried drugs. These disappointing figures released first deputy mayor of the capital Lyudmila Shvetsova.

"In 2007, in Moscow on the account contained more than 23 thousand drug addicts. In addition, last year 20% increase in the number of people receiving hospital treatment for addiction, "- said Shvetsov. She added that 70% of all drug users - people under 30 years of age.

In addition, she noted that 30,000 people die annually in Russia from alcoholism, wrote Pravda.Ru

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