Expert states that Slovak drug addicts are switching to alcohol

Slovakia has a greater problem with alcohol than with narcotics and former drug addicts are tending to switch to alcohol, said a Slovak drug expert, after a report by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction was released, the SITA newswire wrote.

Slovakia has a greater problem with alcohol than with narcotics and former drug addicts are tending to switch to alcohol, said a Slovak drug expert, after a report by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction was released, the SITA newswire wrote.

The Centre published its 2010 report on November 10 that covered developments in the EU as well as in its individual countries.

"We are currently witnessing many former drug users switching to alcohol after they stop taking heroin," said the Health Ministry’s primary expert on drug addictions, Ľubomír Okruhlica, as quoted by SITA. He added that this observation also applies to past users of pervitin (methamphetamine) and marijuana.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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