Iran opens first ever rehab clinic for mothers

Clinic signifies changing government policy as some of Iran's 2.5 million documented drugs users are given help and not treated as criminals.

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    The first clinic dedicated to helping drug-addicted mothers and their children has opened in Iran. It is hoped that mothers trying to overcome their addictions will eventually be reunited with their children. The clinic is a sign of changing government policy, as some of Iran's 2.5 million documented drugs users are given help and not treated as criminals.

    Al Jazeera's Zein Basravi reports from Tehran.


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