Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.16/ Trend F.Karimov/
Thirty nine Iranians died in spring this year due to alcohol consumption, ISNA quoted Iran's forensic medicine research center head Mahmoud Khodadoost as saying.
The figure was the same as the figure in spring last year, he added.
Thirty four of the dead persons were males and the rest were females, he noted.
In April, Iran's Health Ministry issued a warning about the increase of alcohol use among young people in the country, ISNA reported.
The director-general of the Health Ministry's Mental Health Department, Abbas Ali Nasehi said that this year the problem of alcohol abuse would be the priority for the ministry.
He noted that to battle this problem, serious measures need to be taken, and the people must be informed of the problems that alcohol abuse can cause.
In 2012, Nasehi said that Iran has about 2 million drug addicts in the country, and some of them are also addicted to alcohol.
In 2012, BBC reported citing Iran's health officials that Iran's police withdrew the driving licenses of 829 drivers, including 43 women, who had failed to pass alcohol and drug tests.
In February 2013, ISNA quoted Iran's National Police Chief Esmaeil Ahmadi-Moqaddam as saying that there are about 200,000 people in Iran who are addicted to alcohol.
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