Homeless drug addict Afghans gather under bridges to take drugs and are often rounded up, beaten and forcibly taken to treatment centers by the Taliban to avoid visible casualties in harsh winter conditions.
The rehabilitation center in the capital Kabul has around 350 employees and can care for around 1,000 patients. Still, it is occupied by about 3,500 drug addicts who were brought there by the Taliban.
A handful of rehabilitation centers are also run by private charities in other cities.
Afghanistan is one of the leading producers of heroin and methamphetamine. Most of the drugs produced are exported to the world’s black markets.