Myanmar youth grapple with heroin addiction

In Kachin State, the drug’s easy availability and political instability have sent addiction soaring.

The rate of heroin abuse in Kachin State is high enough for aid groups to distribute free syringes, in an effort to minimise the risk of spreading disease.

A church spokesman says at least 65 percent of young people in Kachin abuse heroin.

Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports from Myitkina, Kachin State, Myanmar.

Source: Al Jazeera

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