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Bangladesh poverty spurs 'drug epidemic'

Millions of people, mostly young, turn to narcotics to deal with stress amid lack of rehabilitation centres.

Last Modified: 25 Sep 2013 09:36
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Many young people in Bangladesh are turning to drugs to deal with the stresses of poverty and hunger.

Experts say the problem has become an epidemic with about five million addicts and a severe lack of rehabilitation centres to treat them.

Al Jazeera's Maher Sattar reports from Dhaka.

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