Mos Home Nityanand Rai told Lok Sabha that 20 children aged 10 to 17 are drug addicts.

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Drug addiction in the country not only affects children but also people of other age groups. About 62,000 children in the country, that is, those between 10 and 17 years old, use cannabis, opioids and cocaine. Apart from that, about four million people in the 18 to 75 age group are also trapped in the same drug trap. The central government has launched a massive community outreach program that includes more than 8,000 young volunteers. With this ‘Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan’ has been started in 272 highly vulnerable districts of the country.

Two thousand children addicted to cocaine

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has conducted a comprehensive national survey on the scope and pattern of drug use in India through the National Drug Addiction Treatment Center, AIIMS Delhi during the year 2018. his report was published in 2019. State Minister of the Interior Nityanand Rai gave this information in response to a question to the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. He said 20,000 children between the ages of 10 and 17 use cannabis. 4 million children use opioids. Two thousand children have been found to have become addicted to cocaine.

Two million 90 lakh people take cannabis

If we talk about people between 18 and 75 years old in these categories of intoxications, then the number of people who take cannabis has been 2 million 90 lakhs. An 86 lakh crore is using opioids. According to the survey report, 94,000 people use cocaine. The government of India maintains 350 rehabilitation centers for addiction that not only treat drug users but also offer motivational counseling, aftercare services and connect them with the mainstream of society. 53 community-based peer-led intervention centers have been set up with a focus on vulnerable and vulnerable children and adolescents. By virtue of this, peer educators involve children in raising awareness and life skills activities.

73 ‘ODIC’ outreach and reception centers have been set up with screening, assessment and counseling to provide a safe and secure place for drug users. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment also runs a toll-free Hotline 14446 to offer teleconsultation to drug users.

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Drug addiction in the country not only affects children but also people of other age groups. About 62,000 children in the country, that is, those between 10 and 17 years old, use cannabis, opioids and cocaine. Apart from that, about four million people in the 18 to 75 age group are also trapped in the same drug trap. The central government has launched a massive community outreach program that includes more than 8,000 young volunteers. With this ‘Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan’ has been started in 272 highly vulnerable districts of the country.

Two thousand children addicted to cocaine

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has conducted a comprehensive national survey on the scope and pattern of drug use in India through the National Drug Addiction Treatment Center, AIIMS Delhi during the year 2018. his report was published in 2019. State Minister of the Interior Nityanand Rai gave this information in response to a question to the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. He said 20,000 children between the ages of 10 and 17 use cannabis. 4 million children use opioids. Two thousand children have been found to have become addicted to cocaine.

Two million 90 lakh people take cannabis

If we talk about people between 18 and 75 years old in these categories of intoxications, then the number of people who take cannabis has been 2 million 90 lakhs. An 86 lakh crore is using opioids. According to the survey report, 94,000 people use cocaine. The government of India maintains 350 rehabilitation centers for addiction that not only treat drug users but also offer motivational counseling, aftercare services and connect them with the mainstream of society. 53 community-based peer-led intervention centers have been set up with a focus on vulnerable and vulnerable children and adolescents. By virtue of this, peer educators involve children in raising awareness and life skills activities.

73 ‘ODIC’ outreach and reception centers have been set up with screening, assessment and counseling to provide a safe and secure place for drug users. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment also runs a toll-free Hotline 14446 to offer teleconsultation to drug users.

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