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Episode 101: Development and Illicit Drug Use

Recent United Nations statistics show that more than 250 million people globally consume drugs.  And despite global efforts to combat the production, trafficking and consumption of illicit drugs, their use is increasing, particularly in countries surrounding Afghanistan which includes Pakistan, Iran and Central Asia.

This episode of Visions explores a new report which provides evidence of strong links between drug production, conflict increased poverty and poor development.

Visions advises that viewers may find some of the images in this episode confronting.

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Produced by Emma O'Neill
Camera by Ewen Allport
Edited by Rob Cross, Corporate Video Productions

With thanks to:
The Australian National Council on Drugs Health International, the Open Society Institute, Professor Dan Lubman (Director, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Eastern Health Professor of Addiction Studies and Services, Monash University).

Special thanks to the producers of the documentaries featured in this episode: Bittersweet Harvest, Home, Towards Safety and Harm reduction video: Cambodia - Injecting Drug Use.