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Can Ibogaine Curb Afghanistan’s Heroin Problem?

By Paul Gaita

Despite a decade-long battle with crippling heroin addiction, Afghanistan remains reluctant in its desire to treat addicts. MORE  

Former Heroin Smuggler Co-Owns One of Afghanistan’s Biggest Oil, Gas Projects

By Paul Gaita

Ahmad Rateb Popal spent 10 years in prison for smuggling heroin. So what is he doing in a country that produces over 90% of the world's illicit opiates? MORE  

Drug Addiction Continues Unabated Among Afghan Citizens

By Paul Gaita

Even though Afghanistan has long been a leading supplier of the world's heroin, the embattled country hasn't been rife with addiction until the last ten years. MORE  

Afghan Woman Maimed By Husband For Not Scoring Heroin

By McCarton Ackerman

After he was denied money, the addict husband beat his young wife to the point of exposing her brain and cut off her nose. MORE  

Afghan Man Trades Sister For Heroin

By McCarton Ackerman

With opium use common throughout the war-torn country, Afghanis like Abdurahim Mutar have few places to turn for addiction treatment. MORE  

U.N. Anti-Drug Official Praises Iran Despite Surge In Executions

By Shawn Dwyer

Despite the refusal of European countries like Britain and Denmark to provide anti-drug funding, Yury Fedotov said that the United Nations' drug office will continue its support. MORE  

Afghanistan Poised to Become Narco-Criminal State

By Paul Gaita

Despite $7 billion in U.S. aid, Afghanistan lacks the police, military, and governmental might to combat its massive heroin production. MORE  

German Army Camp Cracks Down on Drunks

By McCarton Ackerman

Chronic boozing at the base in Afghanistan has already caused one accidental death. MORE  

Sgt. Bales Pleads Guilty, Admits Using Steroids

By McCarton Ackerman

The US soldier charged with killing 16 Afghan civilians says the drugs increased his anger. MORE  

Afghan "Rehab" Chains Up Addicts for 40 Days

By McCarton Ackerman

Addicts unable to afford health care are confined to cells as a drastic "cure." MORE  

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