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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.

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.