Use of drugs in our country is becoming a serious problem. According to the department of toxicology, note that there is an increase three to four times more.
According to the toxicology ward QSUT for last year was over 400 new cases seeking assistance related to drugs for the first time, while during the year are around 2500 people who go to this ward. While the number of people who take drugs by injection, according to the association "STOP AIDS" is on the rise, according to the association are more than 7 thousand people.
Another problem that raises Arian Boçi, representative of the association, is the increase of the degree of hepatitis C in this category, which according to him, about 30% of drug users are with hepatitis C. The same is confirmed by data toxicology department, which shows that about 33% of the persons that appear in this ward suffering from Hepatitis C. According Boci positive for this category is the fact that this category has not HIV positive persons. But the situation can come and get worse is because one of the biggest funders in our country especially for drug users, "Global Faund" will cut funding in March next year. "There is an outbreak of hepatitis C in intravenous users.
This phenomenon will have serious repercussions in society, but also economic consequences, because treatments are very expensive and not available in hospitals ", stressed Arian Boci. According to the leaders of the Methadone Treatment Center, problems with drug users but Tirana where the largest number of users, have also other major cities such as mainly Durres, Vlore, Fier, Korce etc.. According to the center, last year increased the number of drug users who want to enter methadone therapy, but there is a lack of funds. According to statistics from the center, the age of drug users seeking to enter Methadone therapy is new, mostly 22-35 years