A Critical Public Health Analysis of Drug Dependency Among Iranian Women Public Deposited

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  • According to the United Nations, Iran has one of the highest percentages of drug addicts in the world, with anywhere between three and four million addicts addicted to heroin or crystal meth in a population of 80 million. At least 700,000 of these addicts are women, whom make up ten percent of Iran’s addicts; this number has doubled over the past two years. Women are frequently marginalized from harm reduction services in Iran, despite the growing number of females battling drug abuse. Exposure to sex trafficking, child marriage, homelessness, lack of access to healthcare, and domestic violence puts women at a high risk for drug abuse and addiction. There is a lack of resources to aid these women. The country has sought to address the problem through anti-drug public awareness campaigns and more than 600 government and private program run rehabilitation centers that cater mostly to men. The goal of this project is to better understand the rise of female drug addiction in Tehran, Iran, explore Non-governmental organizations that serve vulnerable women, and examine current drug reductions policies.
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