Age of drug usage is nine is Turkey


Published: 2017-12-25 14:59

Last Updated: 2021-04-18 12:20

The Bonzai drug has taken hold of turkey
The Bonzai drug has taken hold of turkey

The age of drug usage has fallen to nine, Hurriyet Daily News reported according to Dr. Ulkumen Rodoplu, founding president of the Emergency Medicine Association of Turkey.

Earlier last week, a nine year-old was brought to hospital in Izmir, to get treatment for treatment, Rodoplu said.

Youth try drugs out of curiosity he said, and that is were the problem starts, adding that the consumption of bonzai, a deadly synthetic drug, is high.

Addiction to drugs is not the only problem, as it usually comes along with other crimes such as theft and terrorism, he added.

Many drugs and other substances may give self confidence or courage, unlike bonzai, that might actually lead to depression and suicide.

One use of bonzai can damage the brain, Rodoplu said.

“The probability of such drugs stopping the heart abruptly from initial use is 70 percent.”