Children of Addiction

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In Children of Addiction, first published in the late 1980s, human rights defender Mehrangiz Kar warned that drug addiction among children and adolescents in Iran would become a national crisis if the issues raised in the book were not addressed. Her warnings went unheeded; since the book's publication, addiction among Iranian youth has reached epidemic proportions. Though currently banned from publication in Iran, Tavaana has partnered with Mehrangiz Kar to publish this new edition and make it freely available to all. In this Tavaana-exclusive, updated edition, Kar brings to light the current problems of these youth and the societal crises that stem from their continued neglect. Children of Addiction compares relevant Iranian laws and practices to international laws and norms while bringing readers close to Iran's most vulnerable children and their daily struggles.

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