Generations of opium addiction
January 24th, 2011
10:30 AM ET

Generations of opium addiction

Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan - In a far flung corner of northern Afghanistan, Aziza reaches into the dark wooden cupboard, rummages around, and pulls out a small lump of something wrapped in plastic.

She unwraps it, breaking off a small chunk as if it were chocolate, and feeds it to four-year-old son, Omaidullah. It's his breakfast - a lump of pure opium.

Read the full story from CNN's Arwa Damon


Filed under: Drug trade • Life and Culture
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. George Patton

    It seems like we Americans manage to make a mess of things everywhere we venture and Afghanistan is no exception to the rule! I say that isolationism is a very good idea whose time has come!

    January 24, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Very well stated,George. Thank you for yor imput.

      January 24, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dindy

    Never can understand ..wish they have better food than this

    January 24, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |