Greece grapples with new drug menace

Ailing economy blamed for making many young people vulnerable to drug variants sold on the cheap.

Last Modified: 28 May 2013 12:55
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Greece's economic crisis has made many young people vulnerable to a dangerous new drug called shisha.

Known as cocaine for the poor, it is a variant of crystal meth and has the potential to send users into a state of mindless violence. Drug experts say shisha has spread rapidly over three years, because it is unlike traditional drugs.

Al Jazeera's John Psaropoulos reports from Athens.


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