Male Addicts Outnumber Female Drug Abusers

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Male Addicts Outnumber Female Drug Abusers


Byline: YUL MALICSE

Shabu continues to be drug of choice although ketamine is gaining popularity for its kick.

Five transnational and 123 local drug syndicates are now operating in the Philippines.

There are more male than female users of prohibited drugs in the country, with the men outnumbering the women by nine to one.

Methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu continues to be drug of choice although ketamine or "Super K" is gaining popularity for its "kick."

Five transnational and 123 local drugs syndicates are now operating in the Philippines.

These were some of the significant revelations made by various law enforcement agencies involved in the war against illegal drugs during the first Anti-Illegal Drug Summit held at the Hotel InterContinental Manila in Makati City.

The drug summit was sponsored and hosted by the Metro Manila Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (AMMADACs) chaired by Makati City Vice Mayor Ernesto S. Mercado.

The summit obtained reports on the war against drugs from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).

During the summit, Undersecretary Anselmo S. Avenido Jr., PDEA director general; DDB Executive Director Dionisio Santiago and PNP Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operations Task Force (AIDSOTF) head, Deputy Director General Ricardo F. de Leon, who is also PNP deputy chief for administration, presented the governments nationwide efforts in combating the growing menace of illegal drugs.

Attending the summit were the mayors and other top officials of Metropolitan Manilas 17 city and towns, local government officials from Laguna, Cavite, Rizal and Bulacan, and representatives from non-government organizations and other anti-drug abuse groups.

Also present were Interior and Local Government Secretary Angelo T. Reyes and PNP chief Director General Arturo C. Lomibao.

The PDEA, PNP and DDB said that the ratio of male users to females is 9:1, with the majority of the addicts in the 20-29 age group.

Shabu is the most popular drug, being used by 84 percent of patients in various rehabilitaion centers.

The agencies also said that a significant number of patients were reported using glue and cough and cold preparations sold over the counter. …

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