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The War on Opium in Afghanistan | HuffPost Since the U.S.-led invasion, Afghan opium production has increased 35-fold. Drug users in Afghanistan doubled from 1.6 million in 2012 to 3 million in 2015



"Afghanistan’s poppies supply American habits

According to the United Nations, Afghanistan supplied the world with 90 percent of the heroin in 2015. Despite the $7 billion effort by the U.S. to stop poppy cultivation 
For the past ten years, the U.S. has seen a dramatic increase in patient admissions to opioid abuse programs. Approximately 900,000 pounds of heroin from Afghanistan end up in the U.S. every year. Afghanistan is the only country on earth that can supply enough opium to feed America’s opioid appetite." Source: The War on Opium in Afghanistan | HuffPost 


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