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922,000 Chinese isolated for drug rehabilitation in 4 years

06-26-2012 13:47 BJT

BEIJING, June 26 (Xinhua) -- About 922,000 Chinese people participated in compulsory isolation for drug rehabilitation over the past four years, Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu said Tuesday.

Meng issued a report on China's drug control situation at a bimonthly legislative session that opened Tuesday, also the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

Of the total, 641,000 drug users did not relapse in the three years following treatment, he said.

The government has helped more than 40,000 recovering drug addicts return to society following rehabilitation through various programs, including employment assistance programs, according to Meng.

Editor:Sun Luying |Source: Xinhua

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