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Fri, 11 Jan 2013

Heroin in Afghanistan

During his time in Afghanistan last year, Australian author Antony Loewenstein spent time with opium addicts on the outskirts of Kabul and he spoke of his experiences to Wallace Chapman on RadioLIVE. Loewenstein said that because the drug is so readily available and the situation in Afghanistan is so grim a lot of the locals and indeed soldiers from other countries are using drugs. 11 January 2012

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