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Afghan Opiate Use


By jimstaro - Posted on 21 June 2010

Thanks to us and NATO now occupying instead of helping them after we drove the Taliban out, once more we walked away from them, and now we expect some sort of victory!!!

Afghan opiate use has doubled in 5 years, UN says

21 June 2010 Drug addicts as young as a month old. Mothers who calm their children by blowing opium smoke in their faces. Whole communities hooked on heroin with few opportunities for treatment.

Use of opiates such as heroin and opium has doubled in Afghanistan in the last five years, the U.N. said Monday, as hundreds of thousands of Afghans turn to drugs to escape the misery of poverty and war.

Nearly 3 percent of Afghans aged 15 to 64 are addicted to opiates, according to a study by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime. The U.N. defines addicts as regular users. Continued

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