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The drug addiction situation is critical in Mauritius, where some 20,000 minors are believed to be drug addicts.

This was revealed in a civil march last Saturday attended by 150 youths in Port Louis.
Social worker Ally Lazer said he has known a boy as young as 9 years old who is suffering from drug addiction.  He adds that a girl as young as 11 years old is also drug-addicted and has turned to prostitute on  to sustain her habit.
Lazer also said that many of the minors are using synthetic drugs , for which there is no medication as a cure.
He said the best approach is  prevention and to sensitize young children at an early age about the dangers of all drugsReunion tries major drug import case.