Toronto Doctor Helps Reduce Addiction Stigma in Muslim Community

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In Islam, drugs and alcohol are forbidden, so for Muslims struggling with addiction issues, it can be hard to admit the problem, let alone seek help.

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Therefore, efforts by Masjid Toronto to host seminars on addiction back in 2015 were significantly important to help reduce the stigma in the Muslim community.

“When we started off, there was skepticism,” said Mohsin Syed, then the assistant manager of the downtown Toronto mosque.

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The number of participants increased by time as seminar series continued.

In fact, “we were … so packed in that basement that our air conditioning was not enough,” he told CBC Toronto.

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