Drug Abuse

World celebrates International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking

Sun, 26 Jun 2022 - 12:23 GMT

The International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking falls on June 26 of every year.

29K state employees apply for addiction treatment as date for termination in case of drug abuse looms

Thu, 19 Aug 2021 - 01:13 GMT

More than 29,000 state employees have applied for addiction treatment and have been distributed amongst public hospitals.

400K Egyptians benefited from state’s addiction recovery programs: Minister

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 - 12:42 GMT

The minister further said that there is a network connection between both ministries of solidarity and health to follow up on the Egyptians’ conditions.

300 railway workers suspended for substance abuse: officials

Thu, 04 Jul 2019 - 07:53 GMT

The 300 workers were deprived of 100 percent of their salary for a month and were suspended for six months.

Public workers abusing drugs can ask for treatment without penalty: cabinet

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 - 02:57 GMT

Drug abusers working in the administrative departments of the state have the chance to be treated confidentially and at the state's expense.

1-3% of school bus drivers in Egypt use drugs: official

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 - 11:42 GMT

A Social Solidarity Ministry official said that 10,000 school bus drivers have undergone drug tests so far.

MP calls for drug testing school, university students

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 - 04:39 GMT

MP Khaled Abdel Aziz said that the spread of drugs among children of ages starting as young as 11 years old seriously endangers youth’s future.