Afghan Opium Output at Record High

Afghan Opium Output at Record High
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A heroin addict cooks the drug before injecting it into his bloodstream in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 20, 2007.

A 2005 UNODC report stated there are about 920,000 drug users in Afghanistan, representing 1.4 percent of the adult population.

More than half of the world's opiate-addicts live in Asia. The highest levels of abuse occur along the main drug-trafficking routes out of Afghanistan, the UN reported.

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