Nasrullah

Nasrullah – Mentor, Drug Rehabilitation Centre

Nasrullah

Mentor, Drug Rehabilitation Centre

NasrullahNasrullah mentors and teaches in a vocational training programme for recovering drug users at the Nejat Centre in Kabul.

According to a 2009 survey by the Ministry of Public Health and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), almost 10 per cent of Afghans between 15 and 64 years old use drugs.

As a teenager, Nasrullah himself became addicted to drugs. He attended the residential drug treatment programme at the Nejat Centre and worked with specialists to overcome his addiction. He went on to gain employment at the Centre, drawing on his personal experiences to become a teacher and mentor in the centre’s vocational programme.

UNODC has supported the Nejat Centre by establishing a residential and rehabilitation unit, and an aftercare and vocational unit.