Tajikistan: On Afghanistan’s Heroin Highway, Corruption Fuels Addiction and HIV

While Tajik officials claim drug use has been falling in the country since 2007, NGO workers instead point to a “definite increase” in the number of addicts. (Photo: David Trilling)

Ask Sikandar why he switched from opium to heroin and his answer is concise: It was easier to get.

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David Trilling is EurasiaNet's Central Asia editor.

Tajikistan: On Afghanistan’s Heroin Highway, Corruption Fuels Addiction and HIV

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