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Kashmir Sees 2,000% Spike in Heroin Abuse Cases

Dais Newsfeed | 12/07/2022 05:59 PM | Click to read full article

Every hour, a new drug addict walks into a deaddiction centre in Jammu and Kashmir. In 2016, the Oral Substitution Therapy (OST) Centre at the Government Medical College in Srinagar reported only 489 cases, which grew seven times in 2017 to 3,000. 

In 2019, the number climbed to 7,000 and crossed the 10,000 mark in 2021 with an overall 2,000% spike in the last five years.