Over 21,000 drug addicts treated with Methadone nationwide

More than 21,000 drug addicts are treated with Methadone nationwide, said a leader of the Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control under the Ministry of Health at a forum held in Hanoi on November 20.

Up to date, 38 provinces and cities among 63 have been implementing Methadone treatment on 21,613 drug addicts. The figure has reached 27 percent of the target that expects around 80,000 drug addicts being treated with Methadone by 2015.

The Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control said that the Methadone treatment program was facing difficulties including personnel problem, shortage of medical workers and lack of funding.

By Nguyen Quoc - Translated by Anh Quan

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