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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.

Iran Opens Its First Autism Library

Iran’s Autism Association has opened a library in Tehran which helps autistics socialize with each other and raises public awareness about the disorder.

Iranian Pupils Draw Paintings for Parentless Children

An exhibition of paintings drawn by little kids for unparented and neglected children was recently held in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

7,500 Addicted Babies Born in Iran Every Year

The latest studies have revealed that 7,500 babies are being born in Iran every year with addiction to illicit drugs.
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Iran Working to Handle Street Children’s Health Issues

An Iranian lawmaker says a committee should be set up to deal with the health issues related to street children.
Iranian City Collecting Child Labourers from Streets (4)

Iranian City Collecting Child Labourers from Streets

An Iranian social welfare official says a special van has started collecting child labourers from the streets of Tabriz in northwestern Iran.

Agonizing Odyssey of Iranian Transsexual: From Despair to Survival

Saman Arastoo, an Iranian actor and director, was born a woman, but he soon found out that he is very different from his peers.
Muslim Seminary Student Saves Suicidal Girl’s Life

Muslim Seminary Student Saves Suicidal Girl’s Life

A Muslim seminary student has talked a young girl out of committing suicide in Tabriz, a city in northwestern Iran.

All Iranian Draftees Must Pass Addiction Prevention Courses

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.

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