Lifting the veil on Afghanistan's female addicts

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    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    Insight: Lifting the veil on Afghanistan's female addicts
    By Amie Ferris-Rotman, Reuters

    With little funding and no access to substitution drugs such as methadone, treatment is rudimentary at Nejat for a problem that is growing in a dirt-poor country riven by conflicts for more than three decades.

    Afghanistan is the source for more than 90 percent of the world's opium, which is used to make heroin, and more of it is being grown than ever before.

    While it is not uncommon to see men shooting up along the banks of the dried up Kabul riverbed in broad daylight, women in the ultra-conservative culture of Muslim Afghanistan are expected to stay out of public view for the most part. They often have to seek permission from a male relative or husband to leave their home, and when they do they are encased in the head-to-toe burqa.
    This is an interesting article you should read.
    It describes opium addicts in Afghanistan.The husbands shoot up opening and the wives go some palce to get high. All is not happy in this country and they have people with addiciton problems as well … le-addicts