In 2001 the opium production in Afghanistan was about 100 tons, and from that point it started to skyrocket.
Afghanistan produces more than 90% of the worlds Opium.
Now Opium addiction is estimated at an astonishing 1.4 million people.
A lot of the farmers that are producing the opium are not actually affiliated with the Taliban or other terrorist organizations. They are just ordinary people that have to plant this in order to survive.