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.