101 East

Afghanistan's Billion Dollar Drug War

Afghan authorities are struggling to control the resurgence in poppy farming that feeds the habits of addicts worldwide.

101 East

Inside Indonesia's Drug War

Indonesia's drug laws are some of the strictest in the world, but are long jail terms and capital punishment working?


The country with the world's worst drink problem

South Korea has more alcoholics than any other country, but it seems unlikely to quit the drink any time soon.

101 East

South Korea's Hangover

South Koreans drink twice as much liquor as Russians, but is this national obsession with alcohol reversible?

Fault Lines

Take as Prescribed: Drug Addiction in the US

Fault Lines explores what is behind the growing number of elderly Americans becoming addicted to painkillers.


Little Princess

A mother's struggle to escape the violent exploitation of living on the streets of Bolivia for the sake of her son.


Fighting heroin addiction in conservative Zanzibar

Drug use has soared on the African island and women are the most vulnerable.


The rising cost of heroin in small-town USA

Heroin-related deaths have quadrupled nationwide in the United States as consumption of the drug has sharply risen.

Al Jazeera Correspondent

Can we auto-correct humanity?

Rapper Prince Ea shares his views on the 'digital insanity' that leaves many of us consumed by technology.

Fault Lines

Opioid wars

Fault Lines investigates the battle over the most popular and controversial drugs in the US, opioid painkillers.

Human Rights

German alcoholics offered beer to clean city

City of Essen offers small cash sum and bottles of beer to aid alcoholics who are "socially isolated and stigmatised".

People & Power

Afghanistan: Zombie nation?

We explore the rapidly growing drug addiction problem in Afghanistan which produces 90 percent of the world's opiates.