The ancient Silk Road that runs through Afghanistan has become the main artery in the opiate trade. The fall of the central Afghan government and the chaos caused by the US invasion have led to a drastic increase in heroin and opium production and exportation in Afghanistan. Along with this, years of war and hardship have made it easy for thousands of Afghans to get caught in a deadly spiral of addiction and blood-born illness. In Kabul alone, 19,000 people are addicts.
Photographer(s): Stanley Greene