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Addiction

22 June 2010

Heroin: Afghanistan, Iran most addicted

Afghanistan, the world's biggest exporter of raw opium for heroin, now also rivals Iran for the highest rates of addiction to the contraband drugs, the United Nations said.

Afghanistan, the world's biggest exporter of raw opium for heroin, now also rivals Iran for the highest rates of addiction to the contraband drugs, the United Nations said.
 


"The human face of Afghanistan's drug problem is not only seen on the streets of Moscow, London or Paris. It is in the eyes of its own citizens, dependent on a daily dose of opium and heroin above all," UNODC director Antonio Maria Costa said.

Afghanistan on par with Iran
 

 

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