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Iranians Facing Up to Drug Abuse Taboo

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community_briefs/article/iranians_facing_up_to_drug_abuse_taboo_20060310

Three years ago, Raymond P., a 28-year-old Iranian Jew, was a full-fledged member of a notorious Los Angeles street gang. He sold drugs and suggests that he may have participated in violent crimes. He doesn't want to talk about specifics but explains by saying he was desperate to pay for his drug habit.

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