Addiction

87.8K addicts received treatment services during past 7 months in Egypt

Sat, 20 Aug 2022 - 09:38 GMT

The official page of the fund published an infograph on Facebook about the efforts of the fund's hotline "16023" during the past 7 months.

Free smoking cessation services introduced at Egypt's public hospitals

Mon, 08 Aug 2022 - 02:01 GMT

Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population Hossam Abdel Ghaffar announced Monday introducing free-of-charge smoking cessation services.

Al-Azima Center: Egypt's first center established by drug addiction recoverers

Sat, 30 Jul 2022 - 12:36 GMT

Over the past years, an integrated plan was developed to combat addiction and drug abuse to prevent its danger to society in Egypt, Al-Katami added.

COVID lockdown led to low addiction rates in Egypt, higher turnout for synthetic drugs: Official

Tue, 05 Jul 2022 - 12:06 GMT

The Director General of Therapeutic Programs at the Fund for Combating and Treating Addiction and Abuse added, in a TV show, that the rate of drug abuse in Egypt decreased to 5.9 percent, after it reached 10 percent in 2015.

Egypt’s Anti-Addiction fund presents its experience in supporting recovered addicts at int’l conference

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 - 05:07 GMT

The Egyptian Fund for Combating and Treating Addiction and Abuse of the Ministry of Social Solidarity presented its experience in social and economic development of recovering addicts during the 37th conference of the National Awareness Project for Drug Prevention (Grass).

Anti-Addiction Fund launches awareness initiative against smoking, drugs

Mon, 02 May 2022 - 12:39 GMT

The Fund for Combating and Treating Addiction and Abuse, headed by Minister of Social Solidarity Dr. Nevin Al-Kabbaj, launched Monday an anti-drug and smoking initiative on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr.

Celebrities, including Mohamed Salah, do not get paid for civil society ads: minister

Sun, 24 Apr 2022 - 04:52 GMT

Minister of Solidarity Nivine el-Kabbag thanked celebrities and athletes who appear in advertisements of civil society organizations without remuneration during a Saturday session with the House of Representatives.

Cannabis chocolate stirs debate in Egypt, pushes government to take action

Thu, 07 Apr 2022 - 03:36 GMT

The deputy CEO of the importing company had to comment either.

Egypt launches 1st platform in Eastern Mediterranean for mental health, addiction treatment services

Wed, 16 Mar 2022 - 11:10 GMT

The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population announced Wednesday launching the first national electronic platform in Egypt for mental health services and addiction treatment free of charge.

Know more about Egypt’s 1st law to terminate public officers proven to abuse drugs

Sat, 12 Feb 2022 - 01:23 GMT

Employees who proven to be abusing drugs were used to be penalized, but after a law passed last year, any employee who tests positive to drugs will be terminated.

Egyptian government provides small loans to individuals who recovered from addiction

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 - 04:59 GMT

The Anti-Drug and Addiction Treatment Fund held Wednesday a ceremony to celebrate providing a new batch of individuals, who recovered from addiction, small loans through Nasser Social Bank.

6K former slum dwellers in Egypt seek government-funded treatment

Wed, 29 Dec 2021 - 11:06 GMT

Askar added that awareness campaigns targeting 40,000 families in those neighborhoods took place.

Law terminating public officers who abuse drugs comes into effect

Thu, 16 Dec 2021 - 12:57 GMT

The law by which public officers who use drugs shall be fired came into effect on Wednesday after six months of its announcement.

Drug use among Egyptian public employees drops to 1.7%

Mon, 06 Dec 2021 - 11:43 GMT

That is because a law was promulgated making screening for drug use among civil employees mandatory.

6K recovered addicts trained in vocational training programs in Egypt: Minister

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 - 12:06 GMT

Nearly 6,000 recovered addicts were engaged in a vocational training program, announced the Egyptian Minister of Minister of Social Solidarity and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fund for Combating and Treating Addiction and Abuse Dr. Nevin Al-Qabbaj.

UN refers to Egypt’s experience in treating, rehabilitating addicts to be used in Iraq

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 - 10:52 GMT

A delegation from the United Nations Organization on Drugs and Crime visited Cairo to transfer the Egyptian experience in treating and rehabilitating addicted patients to Iraq.

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.

Want to help an addict? et guide highlights Egypt's treatment services

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 - 09:01 GMT

Substance use among the Egyptian population has recorded 10.4 percent in 2019, classified into trials, intermittent and continuous use, which has given rise to social issues, moral deviations, and different forms of violence.

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.

73K Egyptian teenagers seek addiction treatment offered by state

Tue, 15 Dec 2020 - 01:08 GMT

The official elaborated that 13,000 of those are aged below 18.

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