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One-third of Latvian schoolchildren have tried alcohol more than 40 times

The most patients treated by the Narcology Centre are insolvent and are usually released after the first day after receiving treatment, as confirmed by Narcology Emergency Centre’s manager Astrida Stirna during Latvian Medical Association’s conference «On reduction of alcohol-related harm in Latvia” BNN News report.

She emphasized that patients are quickly released because they cannot afford treatment. There is no compensated medicine for adult patients of this kind. This makes their treatment even more difficult.

Stirna notes that even if a doctor prescribes medicine, patients often simply cannot afford it. This is often detrimental to the final result of the treatment.

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