First Drug Rehab Center for Children

First Drug Rehab Center for ChildrenFirst Drug Rehab Center for Children

The first rehabilitation clinic for children will be established in the capital, said Fatemeh Daneshvar, head of Tehran City Council social committee.

“As many homeless people are addicts, their children also become victims of drug abuse; therefore, the issue of homeless people and street children is being addressed by the State Welfare Organization and Tehran Municipality, she said quoted by Mehr News Agency.

Most of the parents do not find out about their children’s drug abuse “until five years after they become hooked,” Aref Vahhabzadeh, an official at the Drug Control Headquarters said. This is partly due to the fact that parents don’t have enough information about drugs, he said, and urged for educational programs on television to raise public awareness.