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After $7.6 Billion, U.S. Drug War In Afghanistan A Stunning Failure

By McCarton Ackerman

A new report shows that Afghan farmers produced a record amount of opium last year. MORE  

Morning Roundup: Sept. 25, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Chinese restaurant sold opium-laced noodles, woman busted for DUI pretends to be dead sister, and man buys school board votes with cocaine. 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 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  

Myanmar Losing Its War on Addiction

By Bryan Le

With the government in their pocket, drug dealers and users do their business in the open without fear of reprisal. 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  

Heroin-Like Kratom Becomes Latest 'Legal' Drug Craze

By McCarton Ackerman

Sold over the counter as an herbal tea, Kratom can act as a stimulant in small doses and as a sedative in larger ones. MORE  

OD Antidote Shows 95% Success Rate

By Victoria Kim

After its success in one Mass. town, police across the country could soon be required to carry the life-saving nasal spray. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 5, 2013

By Victoria Kim

Latin American countries seek new drug war tactics, a couple allowed a 10-month-old to ingest opium, and Melissa Etheridge says pot got her through chemotherapy. MORE  

Crystal Meth Threatens Afghanistan

By McCarton Ackerman

Some fear a new addiction crisis could cripple the drug and war-ravaged nation. MORE  

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