Friday, October 2, 2009
Kabul Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center
(PAULA BRONSTEIN, GETTY IMAGES / September 29, 2009)
Drug addicts excercise during the Wadan rehabilitation program at the Kabul Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center Tuesday in Kabul, Afghanistan. Since the center opened in May 2009 it has rehabilitated over 400 addicts in it's 100 bed facility with temporary funding from International Organization of Migration (IOM) and help from the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). The program lasts for 45 days combining both detox and rehabilitation. The center houses the 2 leading organizations that offer detox programs, Wadan and Nejat. A US Department of State report 2009 states that there are an estimated two million drug users in the country with atleast 50-60,000 drug addicts in Kabul alone.