Afghan police battle narcotics use

Many become addicted on duty in a country awash with drugs and mired in conflict.



    In a country notorious for drugs, those in charge of enforcing the law under difficult and dangerous conditions are hardly immune from the attractions of opium and heroin use.

    Now, addicts in uniform have the opportunity to undergo a special treatment involving counselling to overcome their addiction. But many say that narcotics use is a major social problem in Afghanistan, which makes the challenge for recovering addicts all the greater once their treatment is over.

    Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel Hamid reports from Kabul.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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