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Helping Addicts in Afghanistan

A new UN funded detox program in Kabul is trying to help heroin addicts quit their habit.

 

[Photo Gallery: A Hidden World Of Addicts In Afghanistan]

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According to the UN, one in 12 Afghans abuse heroin. Karima and her daughter Fahima are among a growing group of women and children to fall victim to the drug.

Reported by Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR; Photos by Holly Pickett for NPR; Slideshow produced by Coburn Dukehart/NPR; Audio produced by Jonathan Blakley/NPR

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