Heroin use surges in Afghanistan as end to war nears

Heroin addiction is rising in Afghanistan as the US readies to pull out at the end of the year. 2013 saw the largest opium harvest ever recorded in the country, and the United Nations is estimating that over one million are addicted to opium and heroin. With the US fearing farmers may turn to the Taliban if forced to stop growing poppies and the reliance of the economy on the plant, there is little incentive to stem the supply. RT’s Lucy Kafanov reports from Kabul on the growing epidemic.

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