12th July 2017

The United Nations: 5% of the world's population consumes drugs

The annual report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has revealed that nearly 250 million people, or 5% of the world's population, have used drugs at least once in recent years.

He also explained that 29.5 million people have disorders associated with drug use, which has greatly affected their health and longevity. The report adds that 190,000 people die prematurely, due to possible diseases that could have been avoided if the persons had stayed away from drugs.

Moreover, Indian hemp remains the most consumed narcotic substance in the world with more than 183 million consumers in 2015, followed by amphetamines with 37 thousand users and opiates with 35 thousand users.

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