Iran’s female drug addicts are on the rise

Female drug addicts and drug related executions in Iran are on the rise

The number of female drug addicts in Iran has increased considerably over the last decade. Official statistics indicate that at least six million of Iran’s 77 million population have drug related problems.

Official reports by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) stated that seizures caused by use of methamphetamine have soared over 128% between 2008 and 2012.

The users of some of these drugs are predominantly young, well-off and educated women in Iran. However, drugs like Shishe – a high-purity crystalline methamphetamine – is something that has become easily available to people of all social classes.

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  • Linda1000

    The population stats for Iran are skewed in the first paragraph. I don’t know if the author is talking about a total of just drug addicts of 7.7 million but then for 6 million of those 7.7 million to be female seems a little high? Tehran has about 12 million people and Iran sits somewhere around 78 or 79 million total pop. in 2014. Even so, if Iran has 7.7 million drug addicts that’s getting fairly close to 10% of the population. Wonder if the figures for Afghanistan and Pakistan druggies would be similar. How else to explain the “crazy” of those countries?

    • Norman_In_New_York

      The population of Iran is more like 77 million. We have a misplaced decimal point here.

    • Fixed it!