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Addiction

12 July 2013

Drugs a serious threat to street kids

Drug use is common among street children, posing serious threats to both their health and their chances for reintegration into society.

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The prevalence of drug use among street children varies widely among countries, from 14% in Nigeria to 92% in Honduras and Brazil. These estimates are several times higher than the World Health Organization's estimates of drug use among non-street youth globally.

 

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