From my school life I started to experiment with various drugs and became an addict. I have abused drugs and alcohol for about 20 years. Due to my addiction, I lost many things such as family, friends, my job, money, talents, principles and values. My addictive nature forced me to become an unsocial element in society and took me behind bars for five years. I was forced to live on the streets for over a year. Several times, I was treated for my problem, but I relapsed time and again. After my last detoxification, I came to Art of Living and joined rehabilitation course, it helped recover from my addiction, now am gradually recovering to the normal life.
Badakhshan province, Afghanistan