‘Drug users in PH
drop to 1.7 million’
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
The Dangerous Drugs Board reported yesterday a marked reduction in the number of drug users in the country, that significantly dropped from a high of 6.7 million in 2004 to 1.7 million in 2008.
This was based on its national household survey, in collaboration with the Department of Interior and Local Government and National Barangay Office, DDB Deputy Executive Director Amador Pabustan, who attended the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Caravan and launching of the Barkada Kontra Druga of the Negros Occidental Sangguniang Kabataan Federation at the Provincial Capitol Lagoon, said.
The bulk of drug users are youth, with ages ranging from 20 to 29, Pabustan also said.