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Athenian Drug Addict Rates Double

Since the start of Greece's economic turmoil, that rate of homeless drug addicts in Athens has doubled, as confirmed by the Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals (KETHEA).

44.4% of individuals studied were reported to be homeless; in comparison to last year's 35.2% rate and 2010's 24.5% figure. Regarding drug dependent cases that did live in homes, four in ten stated to analysis administrators that they live without water or electricity, as reported by Kathimerini.

60% of the KETHEA participants in the study did not regularly work, and 60% of female drug users claimed to have offered sex acts to support their dependencies. Almost all of the cases had health issues and no public medical care. 10% were HIV positive, while 40% stated that they didn't have health insurance, and 30% carried hepatitis. Many of the drug dependent cases have not been medically tested, resulting in a higher actual rate of undiagnosed diseases.