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US Survey Says Afghan Drug Users Nearly Doubled Since 2012

A survey reveals that the number of drug users in Afghanistan increased to three million last year from an estimated 1.6 million in 2012.  Afghan Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz, while releasing findings of the U.S.-funded study in Kabul Tuesday, said it shows an alarming increase in drug users both in cities and rural areas, with children and women among them. He said the number of drug users across Afghanistan stood at around 900,000 in 2005.  However, the survey has...

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