Narcotic and its countering approach in Afghanistan
Narcotic is mainly called to the material that its consumption causes disorder to behavioral balance and unintentional movement of individuals. This material is varied, but is generally categorized in three types; natural, artificial and invented narcotics. Consumption of narcotic, despite of economic losses, will cause physical, social, and ethical damages. Millions of individuals are addicted to this across the world recently, and Afghanistan due to its high level of opium production, is more in danger of addiction than other countries. Currently, more than 3 million afghans are addicted. More factors are known as the reason of addiction to narcotic, out of which, poverty, unemployment, family and livelihood problems are major factors that lied behind this certain issues in the country. Afghanistan government had taken several measures including; setting rules and regulation, establishment of Ministry of Counter Narcotics (MoCN) in executive structure of government, creating Deputy of Counter Narcotic department, and introducing punishment on producers, smugglers, and consumers of narcotic to prevent cultivation, production and smuggling of narcotic within and out of the country.