Tag Archives: Heroin

Afghanistan: what the conflict means for the global heroin trade

Jonathan Goodhand, SOAS, University of London The long war in Afghanistan reached a potential watershed on August 6 when Taliban fighters took over Zaranj, a dusty frontier town with a population of some 63,000 on the Afghan-Iranian border. Though geographically and politically marginal, Zaranj was the first provincial centre to fall during a month of rapid advances. In the preceding …

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The link between drugs and music explained by science

Henny van Roomen/Shutterstock.com Ian Hamilton, University of York; Harry Sumnall, Liverpool John Moores University, and Suzi Gage, University of Liverpool For centuries, musicians have used drugs to enhance creativity and listeners have used drugs to heighten the pleasure created by music. And the two riff off each other, endlessly. The relationship between drugs and music is also reflected in lyrics …

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