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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

In the octagonal communal garden at the centre of Benghazi’s Al Nafsia drug addiction clinic four men sit quietly talking in the shade. The atmosphere of contemplation makes the clinic seem like an oasis of calm in a city where assassination attempts and armed raids are a monthly occurrence and the soundscape is regularly punctuated by gunshots and squealing tires.

Here Libyans with addiction problems are helped to kick their habits with the help of psychologists and tailor made drug courses. The only problem: this clinic has room for just 40 inpatients, and it is the only treatment centre of its kind in a country where drug addiction is rapidly increasing.

Doctors across Libya say they are being overwhelmed by patients with drug problems and it is proving impossible to provide appropriate treatment for everyone.

‘Every month more people come to us needing help,’ says Dr Abdullah Fannar, deputy director at Tripoli’s Gargaresh psychiatric hospital. ‘It’s part of the fallout from the revolution. The government security forces are weak and hundreds of thousands of Libyans were displaced, wounded or bereaved during the uprising. Now street drugs are proving to be an attractive solution to many of those who are struggling to deal with their new reality.’

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

Islam
Addicted to Tramadol
From Benghazi
Has spent one month in the clinic

‘I was skateboarding a lot and started taking Tramadol because it means you can skate for longer and don’t get tired.’

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BENGHAZI, LIBYA
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

Libya’s only addiction clinic struggles as heroin use increases.

In the octagonal communal garden at the centre of Benghazi’s Al Nafsia drug addiction clinic four men sit quietly talking in the shade. The atmosphere of contemplation makes the clinic seem like an oasis of calm in a city where assassination attempts and armed raids are a monthly occurrence and the soundscape is regularly punctuated by gunshots and squealing tires.

Here Libyans with addiction problems are helped to kick their habits with the help of psychologists and tailor made drug courses. The only problem: this clinic has room for just 40 inpatients, and it is the only treatment centre of its kind in a country where drug addiction is rapidly increasing.

Doctors across Libya say they are being overwhelmed by patients with drug problems and it is proving impossible to provide appropriate treatment for everyone.

‘Every month more people come to us needing help,’ says Dr Abdullah Fannar, deputy director at Tripoli’s Gargaresh psychiatric hospital. ‘It’s part of the fallout from the revolution. The government security forces are weak and hundreds of thousands of Libyans were displaced, wounded or bereaved during the uprising. Now street drugs are proving to be an attractive solution to many of those who are struggling to deal with their new reality.’

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

In the octagonal communal garden at the centre of Benghazi’s Al Nafsia drug addiction clinic four men sit quietly talking in the shade. The atmosphere of contemplation makes the clinic seem like an oasis of calm in a city where assassination attempts and armed raids are a monthly occurrence and the soundscape is regularly punctuated by gunshots and squealing tires.

Here Libyans with addiction problems are helped to kick their habits with the help of psychologists and tailor made drug courses. The only problem: this clinic has room for just 40 inpatients, and it is the only treatment centre of its kind in a country where drug addiction is rapidly increasing.

Doctors across Libya say they are being overwhelmed by patients with drug problems and it is proving impossible to provide appropriate treatment for everyone.

‘Every month more people come to us needing help,’ says Dr Abdullah Fannar, deputy director at Tripoli’s Gargaresh psychiatric hospital. ‘It’s part of the fallout from the revolution. The government security forces are weak and hundreds of thousands of Libyans were displaced, wounded or bereaved during the uprising. Now street drugs are proving to be an attractive solution to many of those who are struggling to deal with their new reality.’

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

In the octagonal communal garden at the centre of Benghazi’s Al Nafsia drug addiction clinic four men sit quietly talking in the shade. The atmosphere of contemplation makes the clinic seem like an oasis of calm in a city where assassination attempts and armed raids are a monthly occurrence and the soundscape is regularly punctuated by gunshots and squealing tires.

Here Libyans with addiction problems are helped to kick their habits with the help of psychologists and tailor made drug courses. The only problem: this clinic has room for just 40 inpatients, and it is the only treatment centre of its kind in a country where drug addiction is rapidly increasing.

Doctors across Libya say they are being overwhelmed by patients with drug problems and it is proving impossible to provide appropriate treatment for everyone.

‘Every month more people come to us needing help,’ says Dr Abdullah Fannar, deputy director at Tripoli’s Gargaresh psychiatric hospital. ‘It’s part of the fallout from the revolution. The government security forces are weak and hundreds of thousands of Libyans were displaced, wounded or bereaved during the uprising. Now street drugs are proving to be an attractive solution to many of those who are struggling to deal with their new reality.’

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

In the octagonal communal garden at the centre of Benghazi’s Al Nafsia drug addiction clinic four men sit quietly talking in the shade. The atmosphere of contemplation makes the clinic seem like an oasis of calm in a city where assassination attempts and armed raids are a monthly occurrence and the soundscape is regularly punctuated by gunshots and squealing tires.

Here Libyans with addiction problems are helped to kick their habits with the help of psychologists and tailor made drug courses. The only problem: this clinic has room for just 40 inpatients, and it is the only treatment centre of its kind in a country where drug addiction is rapidly increasing.

Doctors across Libya say they are being overwhelmed by patients with drug problems and it is proving impossible to provide appropriate treatment for everyone.

‘Every month more people come to us needing help,’ says Dr Abdullah Fannar, deputy director at Tripoli’s Gargaresh psychiatric hospital. ‘It’s part of the fallout from the revolution. The government security forces are weak and hundreds of thousands of Libyans were displaced, wounded or bereaved during the uprising. Now street drugs are proving to be an attractive solution to many of those who are struggling to deal with their new reality.’

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

Mohamed
Addicted to pharmaceuticals including Tramadol, Diazepam, and Bromisoval
From Benghazi
Has spent 1 month at the clinic
  ‘I started taking Tramadol in 2006. At first it gives you energy and stops you feeling tired. After taking for a long time you get very depressed and frustrated. You get aches all over your body, irritable and angry. Before I came to the hospital I’d been taking Tramadol regularly for five years. I couldn’t take it anymore. I want to turn around my life and feel jealous of my friends who never tried the pills.’  

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

Salah
Addicted to heroin
From Benghazi
Has spent 17 days in the clinic
  ‘I managed to quit heroin in 2008 but restarted after the revolution. I fought on the front lines and after the liberation the government gave payouts to the revolutionaries. The extra cash meant I could afford to spend more money

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

In the octagonal communal garden at the centre of Benghazi’s Al Nafsia drug addiction clinic four men sit quietly talking in the shade. The atmosphere of contemplation makes the clinic seem like an oasis of calm in a city where assassination attempts and armed raids are a monthly occurrence and the soundscape is regularly punctuated by gunshots and squealing tires.

Here Libyans with addiction problems are helped to kick their habits with the help of psychologists and tailor made drug courses. The only problem: this clinic has room for just 40 inpatients, and it is the only treatment centre of its kind in a country where drug addiction is rapidly increasing.

Doctors across Libya say they are being overwhelmed by patients with drug problems and it is proving impossible to provide appropriate treatment for everyone.

‘Every month more people come to us needing help,’ says Dr Abdullah Fannar, deputy director at Tripoli’s Gargaresh psychiatric hospital. ‘It’s part of the fallout from the revolution. The government security forces are weak and hundreds of thousands of Libyans were displaced, wounded or bereaved during the uprising. Now street drugs are proving to be an attractive solution to many of those who are struggling to deal with their new reality.’

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

Islam
Addicted to Tramadol
From Benghazi
Has spent one month in the clinic

‘I was skateboarding a lot and started taking Tramadol because it means you can skate for longer and don’t get tired.’

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

Rafah
Addicted to heroin and alcohol
From Benghazi
Has spent two weeks at the clinic

‘Bokha is made out of figs. You mash them all up and the heat the mixure for 15 days in a big barrel. It froths up and eventually the end liquid comes dripping out of a tube from the top. It’s illegal but all kinds of people drink it all over Libya.’

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

Rafah
Addicted to heroin and alcohol
From Benghazi
Has spent two weeks at the clinic

‘Bokha is made out of figs. You mash them all up and the heat the mixure for 15 days in a big barrel. It froths up and eventually the end liquid comes dripping out of a tube from the top. It’s illegal but all kinds of people drink it all over Libya.’

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

Rafah
Addicted to heroin and alcohol
From Benghazi
Has spent two weeks at the clinic

‘Bokha is made out of figs. You mash them all up and the heat the mixure for 15 days in a big barrel. It froths up and eventually the end liquid comes dripping out of a tube from the top. It’s illegal but all kinds of people drink it all over Libya.’

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

Esam
Addicted to heroin
From Tripoli
Has spent 3 weeks at the clinic

‘If you needed a fix back in the old days, there was a place in Tripoli’s medina where you could put your arm through a hole in the wall with the money in the palm of your hand and you’d receive the injection.

Gaddafi is the reason for the prevalence of HIV amongst drug users. Gaddafi made selling needles to suspected addicts a crime, forcing us to share.’

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

Mohamed
Addicted to pharmaceuticals including Tramadol, Diazepam, and Bromisoval
From Benghazi
Has spent 1 month at the clinic

'I started taking Tramadol in 2006. At first, it gives you energy and you stop feeling tired. After taking the drug for a long time you get very depressed and frustrated. You get aches all over your body. You also become irritable and angry. Before I came to the hospital, I’d been taking Tramadol regularly for five years. I couldn’t take it anymore. I wanted to turn my life around and feel jealous of my friends who never tried the pills'

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

Mohamed
Addicted to pharmaceuticals including Tramadol, Diazepam, and Bromisoval
From Benghazi
Has spent 1 month at the clinic

‘I started taking Tramadol in 2006. At first it gives you energy and stops you feeling tired. After taking for a long time you get very depressed and frustrated. You get aches all over your body, irritable and angry. Before I came to the hospital I’d been taking Tramadol regularly for five years. I couldn’t take it anymore. I want to turn around my life and feel jealous of my friends who never tried the pills.’

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

Ali
Addicted to Tramadol
From Sebha
Has spent 1 month at the clinic

‘It spreads through schools. My neighbour gave me the first pill. He said it would make me feel powerful. It spreads through groups of friends. After a long time the side effects are very bad I was suffering from aches all over my body, insomnia and uncontrollable anger.

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

In the octagonal communal garden at the centre of Benghazi’s Al Nafsia drug addiction clinic four men sit quietly talking in the shade. The atmosphere of contemplation makes the clinic seem like an oasis of calm in a city where assassination attempts and armed raids are a monthly occurrence and the soundscape is regularly punctuated by gunshots and squealing tires.

Here Libyans with addiction problems are helped to kick their habits with the help of psychologists and tailor made drug courses. The only problem: this clinic has room for just 40 inpatients, and it is the only treatment centre of its kind in a country where drug addiction is rapidly increasing.

Doctors across Libya say they are being overwhelmed by patients with drug problems and it is proving impossible to provide appropriate treatment for everyone.

‘Every month more people come to us needing help,’ says Dr Abdullah Fannar, deputy director at Tripoli’s Gargaresh psychiatric hospital. ‘It’s part of the fallout from the revolution. The government security forces are weak and hundreds of thousands of Libyans were displaced, wounded or bereaved during the uprising. Now street drugs are proving to be an attractive solution to many of those who are struggling to deal with their new reality.’

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

In the octagonal communal garden at the centre of Benghazi’s Al Nafsia drug addiction clinic four men sit quietly talking in the shade. The atmosphere of contemplation makes the clinic seem like an oasis of calm in a city where assassination attempts and armed raids are a monthly occurrence and the soundscape is regularly punctuated by gunshots and squealing tires.

Here Libyans with addiction problems are helped to kick their habits with the help of psychologists and tailor made drug courses. The only problem: this clinic has room for just 40 inpatients, and it is the only treatment centre of its kind in a country where drug addiction is rapidly increasing.

Doctors across Libya say they are being overwhelmed by patients with drug problems and it is proving impossible to provide appropriate treatment for everyone.

‘Every month more people come to us needing help,’ says Dr Abdullah Fannar, deputy director at Tripoli’s Gargaresh psychiatric hospital. ‘It’s part of the fallout from the revolution. The government security forces are weak and hundreds of thousands of Libyans were displaced, wounded or bereaved during the uprising. Now street drugs are proving to be an attractive solution to many of those who are struggling to deal with their new reality.’

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

In the octagonal communal garden at the centre of Benghazi’s Al Nafsia drug addiction clinic four men sit quietly talking in the shade. The atmosphere of contemplation makes the clinic seem like an oasis of calm in a city where assassination attempts and armed raids are a monthly occurrence and the soundscape is regularly punctuated by gunshots and squealing tires.

Here Libyans with addiction problems are helped to kick their habits with the help of psychologists and tailor made drug courses. The only problem: this clinic has room for just 40 inpatients, and it is the only treatment centre of its kind in a country where drug addiction is rapidly increasing.

Doctors across Libya say they are being overwhelmed by patients with drug problems and it is proving impossible to provide appropriate treatment for everyone.

‘Every month more people come to us needing help,’ says Dr Abdullah Fannar, deputy director at Tripoli’s Gargaresh psychiatric hospital. ‘It’s part of the fallout from the revolution. The government security forces are weak and hundreds of thousands of Libyans were displaced, wounded or bereaved during the uprising. Now street drugs are proving to be an attractive solution to many of those who are struggling to deal with their new reality.’

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Destruction of Drugs on the Internati...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
26 Jan 2013

26 January is celebrated all over the world as International Custom Day under the umbrella of WORLD CUSTOM ORGANIZATION in Karachi, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.
Huge quantity of Narcotics and other contraband good were torched by Custom Officials and different Ambassadors at Neelum Point, Karachi, Pakistan.

Details of destruction of good are as follows:-

1) Heroin 200 Kg
2) Weed 4850 Kg
3) Bear 132 Canes
4) Gutka 451 Cartons
5) Liquor 650 Bottles.

Representatives of different embassies, High Officials of Cost guards, Anti Narcotics Force and Large number of Custom officers witnessed the destruction.

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Destruction of Drugs on the Internati...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
26 Jan 2013

26 January is celebrated all over the world as International Custom Day under the umbrella of WORLD CUSTOM ORGANIZATION in Karachi, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.
Huge quantity of Narcotics and other contraband good were torched by Custom Officials and different Ambassadors at Neelum Point, Karachi, Pakistan.

Details of destruction of good are as follows:-

1) Heroin 200 Kg
2) Weed 4850 Kg
3) Bear 132 Canes
4) Gutka 451 Cartons
5) Liquor 650 Bottles.

Representatives of different embassies, High Officials of Cost guards, Anti Narcotics Force and Large number of Custom officers witnessed the destruction.

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Destruction of Drugs on the Internati...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
26 Jan 2013

26 January is celebrated all over the world as International Custom Day under the umbrella of WORLD CUSTOM ORGANIZATION in Karachi, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.
Huge quantity of Narcotics and other contraband good were torched by Custom Officials and different Ambassadors at Neelum Point, Karachi, Pakistan.

Details of destruction of good are as follows:-

1) Heroin 200 Kg
2) Weed 4850 Kg
3) Bear 132 Canes
4) Gutka 451 Cartons
5) Liquor 650 Bottles.

Representatives of different embassies, High Officials of Cost guards, Anti Narcotics Force and Large number of Custom officers witnessed the destruction.

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Destruction of Drugs on the Internati...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
26 Jan 2013

26 January is celebrated all over the world as International Custom Day under the umbrella of WORLD CUSTOM ORGANIZATION in Karachi, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.
Huge quantity of Narcotics and other contraband good were torched by Custom Officials and different Ambassadors at Neelum Point, Karachi, Pakistan.

Details of destruction of good are as follows:-

1) Heroin 200 Kg
2) Weed 4850 Kg
3) Bear 132 Canes
4) Gutka 451 Cartons
5) Liquor 650 Bottles.

Representatives of different embassies, High Officials of Cost guards, Anti Narcotics Force and Large number of Custom officers witnessed the destruction.

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Destruction of Drugs on the Internati...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
26 Jan 2013

26 January is celebrated all over the world as International Custom Day under the umbrella of WORLD CUSTOM ORGANIZATION in Karachi, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.
Huge quantity of Narcotics and other contraband good were torched by Custom Officials and different Ambassadors at Neelum Point, Karachi, Pakistan.

Details of destruction of good are as follows:-

1) Heroin 200 Kg
2) Weed 4850 Kg
3) Bear 132 Canes
4) Gutka 451 Cartons
5) Liquor 650 Bottles.

Representatives of different embassies, High Officials of Cost guards, Anti Narcotics Force and Large number of Custom officers witnessed the destruction.

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Destruction of Drugs on the Internati...
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
26 Jan 2013

26 January is celebrated all over the world as International Custom Day under the umbrella of WORLD CUSTOM ORGANIZATION in Karachi, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.
Huge quantity of Narcotics and other contraband good were torched by Custom Officials and different Ambassadors at Neelum Point, Karachi, Pakistan.

Details of destruction of good are as follows:-

1) Heroin 200 Kg
2) Weed 4850 Kg
3) Bear 132 Canes
4) Gutka 451 Cartons
5) Liquor 650 Bottles.

Representatives of different embassies, High Officials of Cost guards, Anti Narcotics Force and Large number of Custom officers witnessed the destruction.