Afghan wife maimed for refusing drugaddict husband's cash demands

Afghan wife maimed for refusing drugaddict husband's cash demands
He needed money for a fix of heroin and crystal meth — an addiction he'd developed over the course of their marriage. When she was married off to him as a child bride at the age of seven, his drug of choice was hashish. But now this man — 20 years …
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Controversial trial at NHS clinics to offer cash for drug addicts who stay clean
Professor John Strang, from the National Addiction Centre at King's College London, who led the study, said that he and his team understood that people might be “ill at ease” at the idea of giving handouts to people using illicit drugs, but said that …
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Hong Kong girls using wider variety of drugs than boys as addicts get younger
On a cool spring morning, a group of young women line up at a former school compound in a leafy corner of Sheung Shui to receive graduation certificates. They've been given training in useful skills such as cooking, dressmaking and applying make-up …
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