From Al Jazeera:
Afghanistan remains infamous as an exporter of opium. However, opium use within the country is just as rampant, with perhaps one million addicts in the country, according to the UN, of whom more than 600,000 are under the age of 15.
Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr travelled to the mainly rural province of Badakshan in northeastern Afghanistan, where children under five years old are routinely given opium by their mothers.
Three-year-old Said is an opium addict. Without it, he becomes restless.
His mother Zarbibi shares her child's condition. She herself is a user and has been one for the past four years.