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General News of Wednesday, 26 June 2024



A total of 3,765 cases of mental disorders due to alcohol use recorded in 2023 – Mental Health Authority

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The Mental Health Authority of Ghana has reported a steady increase in mental disorders due to psychoactive substance use, with 5,554 cases in 2023, mostly affecting individuals aged 20-34.

The authority notes that drug abuse, particularly among the youth, poses a significant threat to public health, safety, and socio-economic development.

To address this, the authority has implemented various initiatives, including public awareness campaigns, youth and school-based programs, rehabilitation services, and a toll-free helpline.

These efforts aim to educate the public, reduce stigma, and provide support for individuals struggling with drug addiction.

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