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The Mother Recovery Center In Kabul, A Treatment Program For Drug Addicts

Known as "Mother" to many patients, Laila Haidari runs Kabul's Mother Recovery Center, which has been set up to help and treat addicted and homeless youths in the Afghan capital. Haidari also runs a nonprofit restaurant that gives recovering addicts jobs as they seek to rebuild their lives. Although heroin and other opiates remain common problems in Afghanistan, there are relatively few treatment programs like this one. In Afghan society, drug addiction carries a heavy stigma, especially for female users.

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Laila Haidari leaves her office.
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Laila Haidari leaves her office.

Laila Haidari speaks with patients.
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Laila Haidari speaks with patients.

Laila Haidari with a drug addicted child.
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Laila Haidari with a drug addicted child.

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 Laila Haidari speaks with patients.
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 Laila Haidari speaks with patients.

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Laila Haidari speaks with drug addicts.
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Laila Haidari speaks with drug addicts.

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Bride Sousan and groom Ali celebrate their wedding party.
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Bride Sousan and groom Ali celebrate their wedding party.

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Laila Haidari with patients.
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Laila Haidari with patients.

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