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Inside Senegal's free state-run drug rehab clinic

Updated 8:41 AM ET, Sat December 15, 2018
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A former tramadol addict who is 24 years old began treatment six months ago at CEPIAD, an opioid rehab clinic offering support to those making their crucial steps in the battle against addiction. Image credit: OSIWA. Sylvain Cherkaoui/Osiwa
A former heroin user, Mustapha Mbodj, is now an outreach mediator for CEPIAD, located in Dakar, Senegal. The service available to addicts is rare in this part of the world. Sylvain Cherkaoui/OSIWA
Nurses care for a new patient in CEPIAD. Sylvain Cherkaoui/OSIWA
Former users watch videos at a hangout space in CEPIAD. Sylvain Cherkaoui/OSIWA
A former drug user, Ibrahima Fadiga, is now working on the vegetable garden in CEPIAD. Sylvain Cherkaoui/OSIWA
Produce grown in the garden by patients goes to the center's canteen. Sylvain Cherkaoui/Osiwa