Face Of The Day


Detox patient Ali Khan leans against a blackboard with notes from a class at the Kabul Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center September 29, 2009 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Since the center opened in May 2009 it has rehabilitated over 400 addicts in its 100 bed facility with temporary funding from International Organization of Migration (IOM) and help from the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). The program lasts for 45-days combining both detox and rehabilitation. The center houses the two leading organizations that offer detox programs, Wadan and Nejat. A U.S. Department of State report 2009 states that there are an estimated two million drug users in the country with at least 50-60,000 drug addicts in Kabul alone. By Paula Bronstein/Getty Images.