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Opium use booms in Afghanistan, creating a ‘silent tsunami’ of addicted women


During the Taliban era, when drugs were banned, “you could hardly find a woman using hashish, and even more rarely opium,” Hakim said. But in the past five years, she said, the number of female addicts has tripled. “Every woman here has problems like mountains, layer on top of layer,” she said. “They are so vulnerable, and their addiction involves the entire family, so we have to treat the entire family.”



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