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Former Drug Addicts Cook Gourmet Food

Some 15 men and women, who managed to give up drug addiction, have celebrated their feat by taking orders for food in a ceremony called “A Bite of Kindness.”

Iran’s Top Envoy Named as First Vice Chair of UN’s CND

Iran’s ambassador to international organizations in Vienna has been designated as the first vice chair of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND).

Iran’s Security Forces Seize 500 Tonnes of Illicit Drugs in 9 Months

Iran's Deputy Police Chief Brigadier General Eskandar Momeni said the police forces have managed to capture more than 500 tonnes of various kind of illicit drugs over the past 9 months.

Iranian, Turkish Ministers Stress Joint Fight against Terrorism

Iranian and Turkish Interior Ministers, in a meeting in Ankara, have called for joint fight against drug trafficking, human trafficking, terrorism and illegal immigration.

Iran Interior Minister in Turkey for Security Talks

Iranian Interior minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli has travelled to Ankara at the head of a high-ranking political delegation to meet with Turkish officials and discuss security issues.

Iran Seizes over One Tonne of Heroin NW Border

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry announced on Sunday that its forces in the northwestern province of West Azerbaijan have seized one of the biggest hauls of heroin confiscated in recent years.

Iran, Afghanistan Discuss Joint Fight against Terrorism, Narcotics

The third meeting of the Iran-Afghanistan Security-Defence Cooperation Committee was held on Friday in Tehran.

Europe to Be Filled with Drugs, Refugees If Iran Stops Efforts: Minister

The Iranian interior minister slammed Europe for its failure to cooperate with the Islamic Republic, saying that if Iran turns “a blind eye” to the smuggling of illicit drugs and refugee crisis, Europe will face one million refugees and two thousand tons of narcotics.

Number of Iranian Drug Addicts Decreasing

Iran’s interior minister says the country’s intensive fight against narcotics is gradually paying off, as the number of Iranian drug addicts has decreased about one million in recent years.

From Addict to Cyclist; How to Ride Again after 20 Years of Struggling with...

The news is filled with stories about people who have been able to overcome the battle of addiction. Though these stories are inspirational, few of them match Mohammad's story; an addict who stopped taking drugs after 20 years and became a cyclist travelling around the country.

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