Mental health Center and addict’s rehabilitation
- The prevalence of mental illness among adults with ages 18 to 64 are from 10 to 12% of the population and this is approximately 8 million who are suffering from mental illness. Some are detained and some of whom only need to visit clinics and follow up with a doctor.
-The available beds for mental illness are 6,650 beds in various mental health hospitals, and according to need analysis Egypt needs 16,600 beds to cover the needs of mentally ill people.
-The percentage of actual addicts who deal with drugs continuously, harmful and regular, and they cannot quit according to national research are%6 , this means that the number of regular addicts in Egypt who need treatment are between 5 and 6 million people, and according to official statistics the highest governorates is Cairo governorate reached 33%, then Sohag with percentage 22%.
- Studies confirms that 60% of drug users are from the poor class, 39% are middle class, and 1% are rich. Although the number of addicts in Egypt reaches more than 5 million, there are only about 560 beds nationwide for addiction treatment.
- EWD is preparing a mental health and addicts’ rehabilitation center in Sohag governorate