Countries with the highest drug consumption
Ranked by type of drug
Drug use and addiction is a worldwide problem that has deep roots and wide consequences. The issue goes back ages, but with globalization in place, drug access has greatly spread its tentacles. To help assess the issue, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime collects information about the prevalence of drug use in different countries, using local data available. Use is calculated as percentage of the population aged between 15 and 64 who has used any of the following drugs in a year: cocaine, cannabis, amphetamine, "Ecstasy"-type substances, opioids, and opiates, though the two latter can overlap depending on how each country classifies individual drugs.
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