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Addicts take 12 steps to new life

  • Trisha Sertori


GIANYAR | Wed, March 4 2009 | 04:05 pm

PREMIUM Across Indonesia, thousands of kids as young as nine and 10 are starting out on the bleak backstreets that lead to drug addiction. Kicking off on stolen cigarettes smoked furtively with friends, then moving rapidly into alcohol, marijuana and antidepressant abuse by the time they are 12; by 15 they are smacking up with heroin or losing their souls to crystal methamphetamine - known locally a...