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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.
An exhibition of paintings drawn by little kids for unparented and neglected children was recently held in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
An Iranian lawmaker says a committee should be set up to deal with the health issues related to street children.
An Iranian social welfare official says a special van has started collecting child labourers from the streets of Tabriz in northwestern Iran.
Saman Arastoo, an Iranian actor and director, was born a woman, but he soon found out that he is very different from his peers.
A Muslim seminary student has talked a young girl out of committing suicide in Tabriz, a city in northwestern Iran.
An anti-drug official says all Iranian men doing their military services are required to pass compulsory training courses on addiction prevention; otherwise, their military service completion certificate will not be issued.