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MEXICO CITY, February 21 (Itar-Tass) —— There are about five million drug addicts in Russia at present. And 80 percent of them are young people at the age of 18 to 34, head of the Federal Drug Control Service (FDCS) Viktor Ivanov said here on Tuesday answering a question of ITAR-TASS. Ivanov is staying on a working visit in Mexico.
“The growth of drug addiction is not recorded in Russia now, we pull up this process as a whole,” Ivanov said. The growth was recorded from the 90s to 2001 “when the number of addicts annually increased by 30 or even 50 percent.” At the same time, the FDCS head stressed that “a big percent of drug addiction is still recorded in Russia and it is necessary to bring it down.”
Ivanov spoke in favor of using “a balanced approach” in combating drug addiction. It consists of the application of police measures to stop drug trafficking in the market, as well as the reduction of the demand for them by means of taking preventive measures, doing explanatory work and installing information models at educational establishments.