“Shishe is something that in a short time, in comparison to other things, has very severe effects on behavior,” said Said Kafrashi, an
advisory physician and therapist at the Aayandeh addiction rehabilitation clinic in Tehran.
The clinic often tries to bring families of shishe addicts into the rehabilitation process in order to examine all the social factors that may have led to the drug use.
“The family plays a role here,” said Kafrashi. “In light of the individual’s behavior, the family needs to change their behavior too.”