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Cold turkey and shackles – how Afghan ‘clinic’ helps drug addicts

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The Guardian, 1 June 2015

A mind-blowing reportage from Uruzgan’s provincial capital, where the only modern clinic for drug addicts had to close as a result of foreign aid cuts and where the only remaining alternative is a local private initiative, open only to men, expensive – and most basic: patients get shackled and are treated with only painkillers against cold turkey, by a director who’s only training is a 4-day course.