An anti-drug official says all Iranian men doing their military services are required to pass compulsory training courses on addiction prevention; otherwise, their military service completion certificate will not be issued.
The spokesman for Iran Drug Control Headquarters (IDCH), Parviz Afshar, says as per an MoU signed between Iran’s Military Service Organization and IDCH on May 27, taking addiction prevention training courses has become mandatory for those doing their military service.
Passing these courses is a prerequisite for issuing their military service completion certificate, he noted.
He went on to say that part of the course is offered online, but the other part requires draftees’ physical presence in the class.
“After undergoing the trainings and passing a related test, conscripts will be awarded a certificate which will be placed in their files. This certificate is needed for the issuance of their military service completion certificate.”
He stressed that in case a draftee is diagnosed as having addiction, which is a disorder, as stipulated in the MoU, he will undergo treatment.”
Currently, there are 1.325 million drug addicts in Iran.