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Treating Drug Addiction in the Former Soviet Union

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Treating Drug Addiction in the Former Soviet Union

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Treating Drug Addiction in the Former Soviet Union

Treating Drug Addiction in the Former Soviet Union

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The largest private drug and alcohol rehab center in the former Soviet Union uses non-traditional methods to help people kick their addictions. The doctor in charge of the program says he has a better understanding of addicts because he himself is a former drug user. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.