According to official data, there are 28,376 drug addicted in Azerbaijan

Over the last 14 years the number of the registered drug addicted persons in Azerbaijan increased by more than two times. According to the State Statistics Committee, in 2000, there were 14010 drug addicted people, and in 2013- 28,376.

At the same time, in 2013, for the first time with a diagnosis of “drug addiction” were registered 1509 people. Since 2010, the number of drug addicted reduced, but the number of registered alcoholics and patients with alcoholic psychosis increased from 19591 in 2000 year to 21 584 in 2013 year. Of them, 879 people were registered for the first time last year. The number of registered drug increased since 2000 from 104 to 130.

The number of registered psychiatric patients is also increasing. So, in 2000 there were registered 97,279 people, and in 2013 – 124 134 people.

Since 2010, every year about 5,000 people are registered for the first time with a diagnosis of mental illness.

Azerbaijan’s population has reached 9.5 million people.

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