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Drug Rehabilitation in Afghanistan


©Travis Beard / Argusphotography

An addict listens to a council of being a addict with his fellow users. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..


 

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©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.Camel herders smoking opium while the son watches. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

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©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.A addicts realises his friend has just died from a overdose in the riverbeds of Kabul. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134871

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.A addict corpse lays in the river bed after he overdosed on heroin. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134864

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.Before entering the Nejat Rehabilitation Centre all patients must go through a body search. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134865

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.Before entering the Nejat Rehabilitation Centre all patients must go through a body search. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

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©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.Before entering the Nejat Rehabilitation Centre all patients must go through a cleaning process, which includes cutting off all their hair. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

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©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.An addict tells of his time on the streets of Kabul while using opium. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Kabul, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134896

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.An addict listens to a council of being a addict with his fellow users. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134879

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.Male addicts listen to the doctor talk about the issues of being addicted to opium.With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Shortepah, Balkh, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134893

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.Anti drug campaign posters made by the UNDP. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134892

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.Anti drug campaign posters made by the UNDP. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134895

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.A doctor discusses addiction with the users. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134880

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Shortepah, Balkh, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134858

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.A man shows his tattoos that are a reflection of his addiction. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Herat, Herat, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134860

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.A male addict rest on his bed half through his rehabilitation course. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Shortepah, Balkh, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134873

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.A man who survived the 3 month rehab program, is rewarded with a reeth in front of his fellow addicts. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Kabul, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134875

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.A male addict talks with a doctor about his addiction. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Herat, Herat, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134876

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.A doctor checks the pot marks on a addicts arm. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Mazar E Sharif, Herat, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134856

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.Male addicts listen to the doctor talk about the issues of being addicted to opium. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

herat, Herat, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134874

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.A female addict has her blood pressure measured by a doctor. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Herat, Herat, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134855

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.A female addict fiddles with prescription drugs, meant to help her detox, given to her by the mobile centre. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Herat, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134882

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.Woman addicts wait outside with children to reccieve medecation. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Shortepah, Balkh, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134877

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.This mother and daughter are both addicted to opium. The father died after being addicted for 25 years. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Herat, Herat, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134859

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.A close up detail of a dried out opium poppy and seeds..With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Mazar E Sharif, Herat, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134884

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.6 tonnes of drugs about to be burnt at the anual burning drug festival. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

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©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.Afghan special forces guard 6 tonnes of drugs about to be burnt at the anual burning drug festival. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134889

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.A military helicopter flies over 6 tonnes of drugs at the anual burning drug festival. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134883

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.6 tonnes of drugs about to be burnt at the anual burning drug festival. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134887

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.6 tonnes of drugs is burnt at the anual burning drug festival. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134891

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.6 tonnes of drugs burns at the anual burning drug festival. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134881

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.A whole family that is all addicted to opium. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Shortepah, Balkh, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134863

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.The children of a whole family that is all addicted to opium. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Shortepah, Balkh, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0134862

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.The mother of a whole family that is all addicted to opium. With 2/3 of the countries GDP coming from the opium industry, Afghanistan has a deep history of drug culture. Since the U.S. led invasion, opium production has increased every year. Opium is used by a large number of the population mainly medecinal purposes. Only since the fall of the Taliban has there been return of the refugees, bringing knowledge of how to inject opium/heroin. Now there is a new eppedemic, HIV/AIDS sweeping a country that never had this problem in the past. Rehabilitation centres ar few and demand is high. Many addicts are refused assistance even if they volunteer themselves..

Shortepah, Balkh, Afghanistan - 00/00/2007



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