Reeling From War, Afghan Society Ill-Equipped to Face Addiction (83 images)

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In a country troubled by adversity, from its long-running war to rampant corruption, drug addiction ranks low among national priorities. Government funding for treatment and outreach is less than $4 million a year. There are just under 28,000 formal treatment slots available nationwide, officials say, and such programs rely heavily on roughly $12 million a year in extra international funding for treatment.

The focus of the international community and the Afghan government has...
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