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In Ukraine hundreds of thousands of injecting drug users

In recent years, in Ukraine, new psychoactive substances with different ways of eating, said the Agency.

In Ukraine, 346 thousand people inject drugs, and given the proliferation of new forms of narcotic substances, the number of persons dependent on drugs, more.

Such data are voiced head of sector substitution therapy public institution Centre for public health, Ministry of health of Ukraine Iryna Ivanchuk, reports UKRINFORM on Wednesday, June 27.

“Today, it is estimated that in Ukraine there are about 346 thousand persons who use injection drugs is opioids or stimulants. Mainly young people of working age, and the majority of them already have a syndrome of dependence on these substances,” said Ivanchuk.

According to her, during the last years in Ukraine, new psychoactive substances with different ways of eating, so the number of persons who use drugs by non-injection, is still unknown.

Irina Ivanchuk reminded that drug use is directly related to the spread of diseases such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis b and C infections, sexually transmitted.

Earlier it was reported that the Ministry of health has issued for public discussion the draft amendments to the order, which increases the size of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances in illegal circulation.

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