“Unfortunately, 50 per cent of women addicted to drugs are under 35 years old and are mostly educated,” declared Col. Alireza Faizi, deputy secretary of the Coordination Council for Combatting Drugs, in Western Azerbaijan.
Faizi revealed that there were only 2.6% addicted women in 2005, but now this rate has increased to 9.3%. He said men start drugs with smoking cigarettes, but women start readily with dangerous drugs such as opium, crack and heroin.
Faizi revealed that 26 per cent of Iranian society are addicted to drugs and one-fourth of that are women.
(State-run ISNA news agency, October 26, 2015)