Afghanistan has a sizeable problem with opioid use

Hall, Wayne D. and Degenhardt, Louisa (2014) Afghanistan has a sizeable problem with opioid use. Lancet Global Health, 2 10: e557-e558. doi:10.1016/S2214-109X(14)70299-2

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Author Hall, Wayne D.
Degenhardt, Louisa
Title Afghanistan has a sizeable problem with opioid use
Journal name Lancet Global Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2214-109X
Publication date 2014-10-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1016/S2214-109X(14)70299-2
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 2
Issue 10
Start page e557
End page e558
Total pages 2
Place of publication London United Kingdom
Publisher The Lancet Publishing Group
Language eng
Abstract In 2010, opioid use and dependence made the largest contribution to morbidity and mortality from illicit drug use, contributing to premature death from drug overdose and suicide, and in those who inject these drugs, infection with HIV and other blood-borne viruses. Dependence also produced considerable disability.1 Afghanistan has a tradition of opium smoking, and has long been a major source of illegal opiates for eastern and western Europe. In the past decade, Afghans have also reportedly begun to inject heroin and use pharmaceutical opioids.
Keyword Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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