Afghan Opium Production Soaring Out of Control
The annual UN report on illegal drugs has said that opium
production in Afghanistan is soaring out of control .
The World Drug Report says over 90 percent of illegal opium, which is used to make heroin, comes from Afghanistan.
According to a BBC report, the cultivation of opium
Global War on Drugs Takes Devastating Toll on Human Lives, Advocates Say
Without health programs, even successful efforts to reduce cultivation of opium
poppy can accelerate HIV infection. In Burma and Pakistan , for example, scarcity of opium
and heroin have led to price increases, and caused drug users to switch fro...
Target America Exhibit Opens at the California Science Center October 2, 2008
...t America begins with an in-depth look at drug production,
trafficking and money laundering -- in a historical and present-day context
-- from trading opium
on the Silk Road in the 1800s to the Colombian
cocaine trade that exists today. Guests will also discover the many
intricate ways different drugs are ...
High-risk behaviors could lead to HIV epidemic in Afghanistan
...ion drug use. Afghanistan is the largest global producer of opium; recent UNODC reports estimate there are 50,000 heroin users in the country. While opium
has been used for centuries in Afghanistan, the researchers data suggests that injection drug use in Kabul is a relatively new behavior.
Drug Addiction Slowing Down: UN Report
...wing down for almost every kind of illicit drug, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime said on Friday.
"Some obvious problems remain, like opium
in the south of Afghanistan, a cancer that threatens security and health and breeds corruption," said UNODC executive director Antonio Maria Costa, a...
This 'Grass' is Not Green - Say, 'No Thanks, I Am Fine Without Drugs'
...ot the youth in the grip of drugs and enable timely intervention.
India Takes Stock
India happens to be the only country cultivating opium
for medical and scientific use. Despite strict regulation, some amount gets into the illicit route.
Drug abuse is also becoming a problem at ...
Stigma, Lack of Education, Prevent the Spread of HIV in Afghanistan
...g HIV/AIDS epidemics worldwide -- and the migration of its residents are fueling the spread of HIV. The country, which produces the largest amounts of opium
and heroin in the world, has about one million injection drug users, according to United Nations estimates. In addition, about 30% of blood used for t...
Ex-drug Addict has set up Support System for Drug Victims
...osity and peer pressure led me to take drugs when I was a Class 8 student.
"Since then I have taken heroin, pharmaceutical drug spasmo proxyvon, opium
and a number of other illegal substances. But I don't want youngsters in our state to inherit the bad habit."
The Churachandpur Users Forum (CU...
Gujarat Prime Target For Pakistan & Kashmir-Based Drug Cartels
"If we look at our seizure records in the past few years, the trend clearly points to the fact that illegal consignments of hashish and opium
are making their way into Gujarat in large quantitites and are being sold in the state," Sarvaiya told PTI.
Just this year, the NCB, in four sepa...
Adolescent Drug Users Turn Compulsive Addicts
...ects of drugs on rats by exposing them to cannabis. Initially they were given a small amount of these drugs but slowly started to take larger doses of opium
when trained to self administer when compared to other rodents. Dr Yasmin Hurd of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, said cannabis acts on ...
Incense is psychoactive: Scientists identify the biology behind the ceremony
...is protein were exposed to incensole acetate, the compound had no effect on their brains.
Perhaps Marx wasnt too wrong when he called religion the opium
of the people: morphine comes from poppies, cannabinoids from marijuana, and LSD from mushrooms; each of these has been used in one or another religio...
Opium and marijuana research go underground
... The worlds leading expert on the opium
poppy has joined forces with researchers working o...Strategic Project Grant to create new varieties of opium
poppy and cannabis that can be used for medicinal ...skatchewan to create and study mutant varieties of opium
poppy and cannabis in an unused portion of a coppe...
Continued reduction in the number of drug-related deaths in the UK
...is very important Programme".
Baroness Cumberlege, Chair of the International Centre for Drug Policy's Advisory Board commented "the cultivation of opium
and production of heroin in Afghanistan continues to have its impact on the drug-related deaths in the UK and we need to continue to do everything pos...