Drug abuse in Pakistan for this particular group is higher than the national average.
An estimated 5.8 per cent, or 6.45 million, of the population in Pakistan aged between 15 and 64 used drugs in the last 12 months.
Around 4.1 million drug users in Pakistan are thought to be dependent on substances. In other words, 64 per cent of people using a drug or misusing a substance in 2012 qualify as dependent and require specialist interventions.
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