Drugs in Afghanistan: Opium, Outlaws and Scorpion Tales
by David Macdonald
Pluto Press, 2007
Cloth: 978-0-7453-2618-4 | Paper: 978-0-7453-2617-7
Library of Congress Classification HV5840.A23M33 2007
Dewey Decimal Classification 363.4509581

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Afghanistan is the world's largest producer of opium and heroin. This book explores the devastating impact that the drugs trade has had on the Afghan people.

Author David Macdonald has worked as a drugs advisor to the UN. Based on his extensive experience, this book breaks down the myths surrounding the cultivation and consumption of drugs, providing a detailed analysis of the history of drug use within the country. He examines the impact of over 25 years of continuous conflict, and shows how poverty and instability has led to an increase in drugs consumption. He also considers the recent rise in the use of pharmaceutical drugs, resulting in dangerous chemical cocktails and analyses the effect of Afghanistan's drug trade on neighbouring countries.


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