This is a multimedia piece John D shot in September/October 2013 looking at the rapidly growing drug addiction problem in Afghanistan, which produces 90 percent of the world's opiates. The country traditionally exported the drug, and the problems it brings, but in recent years there has been an explosion in the number of Afghans using both opium and heroin. Figures indicate that out of a population of around 35 million, at least one million Afghans are now drug addicts.

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Source: Al Jazeera