Reintegrating Former Addicts

Reintegrating Former AddictsReintegrating Former Addicts

The first branch of the Tehran Municipality’s Baharan Center for recovering female addicts officially opened on Sunday. “We are planning to set up a second branch within the first six months of the current Iranian year (began March 20),” said Farzad Hooshyar, director of the municipality’s Social Welfare, Services and Public Participation Organization, ISNA reported. The 150-bed center will help empower substance abusers on the road to recovery and help them to rejoin the society and reintegrate into economic activities. “So far, nearly 30 women who were successfully treated at the municipality’s Shafaq Rehabilitation Camp have been transferred to Baharan,” Hooshyar said. It includes sections such as psychology and counseling, library, canteen, as well as an entrepreneurship education unit.