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'Partners, but': More than 80,000 drug users in Palestine

Sept. 23, 2018 12:12 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 23, 2018 12:22 P.M.)
JERICHO (Ma'an) -- The most recent episode of the "Partners, but" show discussed the reality of drug abuse and drug addiction in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The episode came in conjunction with the latest statistics that more are more than 80,000 drug users, of whom 26,000 are drug addicts, according to a Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) study.

Issam Jweihan, the director of the Jerusalem Center for Counseling and Drug Abuse Recovery, and a special guest, Mounir Alyan, who is currently recovering from drug abuse, as well as Samir Ashqir, the head of the Department of Psychology and several faculty members at al-Quds University took part in the discussion during the episode, alongside a number of university students.

Throughout the episode, a number of various forms have been reviewed, which have become available on the market in numerous forms of drugs at very low prices, encouraging its frequent purchase.

Participants displayed the reality and the nature of their initiatives, both in the academic filed and in society, to reduce and eventually eliminate this scourge, which threatens family stability, causes loss of life, and dismantlement of society.

It is noteworthy that this workshop comes in partnership between the Ma'an Network, including the radio network, TV, website and social media pages in cooperation and partnership with the United Nations Population Fund and the Spanish Cooperation.

For full episode, click here.

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