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In Afghanistan, the wild ephedra shrub breathes new life into country's meth epidemic
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In Afghanistan, the wild ephedra shrub breathes new life into country's meth epidemic

Once the ephedra lands in these district centers, often outside areas of Afghan government control, it is milled to a fine powder and sold in bulk quantities at open-air markets that have sprung up with the express purpose of providing supplies to local meth-producers.

Drug addiction is a medical problem: Here's how you can help someone who's dependent on a psychoactive substance
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Drug addiction is a medical problem: Here's how you can help someone who's dependent on a psychoactive substance

Recognising the signs in a loved one or a friend can be the first, and perhaps the most important step, to getting them the assistance they need.

Chinese teacher breaks bad; arrested for making and selling crystal meth
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Chinese teacher breaks bad; arrested for making and selling crystal meth

We all loved Breaking Bad, some took it quite seriously. In not the first case of real life imitating art, a Chinese school teacher was arrested for making and selling crystal meth, much like the hugely popular TV show's protagonist Walter White.

Thai police seize almost 2 million meth tablets
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Thai police seize almost 2 million meth tablets

Police confiscated 1.97 million tablets of methamphetamine and 20 kilograms of crystal meth hidden in one of the pickups in one of the year's largest drug busts.

Oz cops seize drugs worth $525 mn
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Oz cops seize drugs worth $525 mn

Australian police have seized 558 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and heroin with a street value of up to 500 million Australian dollars smuggled into the country in a shipment of terracotta pots.