800 drug addicts rehabilitated in Balochistan.

Over 800 drug addicts have been rehabilitated at a government-run rehabilitation center during the last year.Most of the drug addicts were smoking heroin in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan, Abdul Latif Kakar, the Secretary of Social Welfare told The Express Tribune.The Balochistan government had established a detoxification and rehabilitation complex for drug addicts in Quetta's Eastern Bypass area.'The government has evolved a strategy to rehabilitate drug addicts,' Kakar said. In Balochistan in general and Quetta city in particular, the number of heroin addicts has increased significantly.The main nullah in the heart of Quetta city has been housing thousands of these addicts. The social welfare department provided medical treatment to the addicts during their stay in the rehabilitation center. The department also arranged counseling sessions for the addicts through well-known psychiatrists to convince the addicts to give up on drugs.'Most of the addicts had started addiction because of unemployment and poverty,' Javed...

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