Egypt’s Alcohol Anti-Addiction Drugs market size stood at USD xx billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD xx billion by 2028, exhibiting a CAGR of xx% during the forecast period.
Alcohol addiction or alcohol use disorder is a serious problem and is characterized by uncontrolled drinking and preoccupation with alcohol. It is not only injurious to the health but hampers the emotional, mental, physical, and social well-being of the sufferer.
Egypt has a prevalence of alcohol addiction lower than the western countries but is continuously rising. Close to 3-4% of the population has been found to abuse alcohol. The country prohibits the sale and consumption of alcohol in public places or shops, with the exception of hotels and tourist facilities approved by the Minister of Tourism. However, even though it stymies the growth of the liquor market, people in Egypt still consume alcohol, mostly beer. Alcohol was the 2nd common substance of use in all Egyptian governorates (5.9% of the sample), except in Upper Egypt, where opiates (5.84%) were more commonly used than alcohol (4.68%).
Studies in Egypt show a gradual increase in the rates of alcohol addiction in the population. The Egyptian government has been taking multiple preventives and treatment-oriented measures and this has given a boost to the de-addiction market in the country.
There is a lack of awareness among the population about addiction-related disorders that could prevent them from seeking treatment and this might restrain the growth of the market.