April 17, 2009 Afghanistan's growing drug abuse problem is outpacing meager efforts to combat it. A U.N. program in Kabul is overwhelmed with up to 1,500 heroin and opium users a day. Experts say U.S. efforts to stabilize the country are being undermined by too little support from the West for drug prevention and treatment programs.
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April 16, 2009 A growing number of Afghans, including women and children, are escaping the pain of war and poverty by using opium or heroin, for as little as a dollar a day. A new U.N. survey is expected to show that at least 1 in 12 Afghans abuses drugs. Experts say the government isn't addressing the problem.
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