Treatment center for drug addicts in northern Syria.

Pictures to a drug addiction treatment center north of Idlib province in northern Syria in 20 November 2018.

Harun al-Aswad met people receiving treatment in this center after they had been addicted to drugs for decades, even before the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011.


The center is run by a professional psychiatrist who is displaced from eastern Damascus. He constantly gives awareness seminars to medical workers about the dangers of drugs and how to deal with civilians.


The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is the first source of drugs in the Middle East.

In late 2022, the United States announced a strategy disrupt and dismantle the Captagon drug trade and narcotics networks of Bashar al- Assad in Syria under the name H.R. 6265