People have drinks in pubs at the Uruguay Street in downtown Beirut, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. (The Daily Star/Grace Kassab)
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Uruguay Street was replete with its signature clatter of heels and clinking of drink glasses Thursday evening, but the Lebanese organization Skoun saw it as an occasion to raise awareness about drug addiction.To mark International Drug Day, the bars will donate 10 percent of proceeds to Skoun's treatment center, where more than 120 patients benefit from rehabilitation services every year, according to the NGO.Asked about Lebanon's drug policies compared to other countries, Mteirek said the state's policies were relatively good.Skoun looks forward to a reform of the current policies laws, and in collaboration with all rehab centers in Lebanon, she proposed a draft law that has been presented to the members of Parliament.
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