Algeria statement on demand reduction

Under a neew law, ‘addicts’ are a patients in need of care and treatment. If they turn themselves in, they are protected from prosecution.

Algeria has established 15 detox centres. 5600 ‘addicts’ treated in 2008.

Training has been provided to to 158 doctors and psychiatrists.

Algeria conducts anti-drugs media campaigns, and is currently doing school surveys of drug use.

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