Overcoming Addiction

Ezbit el Nakhl Village, Egypt


Ammon* is a young man who works collecting garbage. He's married with three children. The oldest is seven years old.


His wife called us and urgently asked for help. She said that her husband has a drug addiction, but he decided to stop when quarantine began and went to see a doctor. The doctor prescribed some medicine that cost 270 Egyptian pounds per week. She said that since he started taking the medicine a month ago, they’ve been having a hard time. He’s scared to go out of the house or even go to the bathroom. He feels lost and anxious. 


They wanted to see the doctor again, but they didn't have any money to go or buy more medicine because he stopped going to work. We visited them and encouraged Ammon to continue his recovery journey. We gave the family 300 pounds to see the doctor and buy more medicine. When we had our first meeting in four months with the women on July 22, Ammon’s wife came and told us that her husband feels much better. Fear left him, and he’s been taking his medicine regularly. She asked us to visit them again to give her husband another encouraging push.


Thank you,



GHNI National Field Leader

*For purposes of safety and wellbeing, “Ammon” is a pseudonym for the individual involved with this project.