Zambia's battle against drug addiction


The abuse of illegal drugs such as marijuana and heroin is growing in Zambia. The costs of buying drugs is relatively cheap, with sachets of heroin fetching little more than $20 (£12).

Hospitals are seeing more patients for drug abuse. The country's drug enforcement commission says in the last two years more than 500 addicts have gone through a rehabilitation program.

BBC Africa's Mutuna Chanda sent this report from Lusaka to the Focus on Africa TV programme.

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