Substance Abuse

Information and statistics about substance abuse around the world. Statistics also includes drug addiction rates, drug trafficking information, and sales and prices of the illegal drug trade.

The illegal drug trade and cartel activities contributes roughly 4 percent to Mexico’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

 

Marijuana possession makes up roughly 40 percent of the United States 1.8 million annual drug arrests.

(More marijuana facts.)

 

The illegal drug trade in Japan generates an estimated $9.3 Billion a year.

 

The market value of coca produced in Bolivia based on farm-gate prices was $180 million in 2005.

(Cocaine costs.)

 

The export value of opium from Afghanistan was $3.1 Billion in 2006.

 

The financial value of coca produced in Colombia based on farm-gate prices was $623 million in 2008. This figure is down from the $934 million value in 2007.

 

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates the total value of the global ecstasy market to be valued at $16.07 billion.

Number of ecstasy users worldwide: 19.5 million people.

(See the United Nations estimated prices of ecstasy pills worldwide.)

 

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates the total value of the global amphetamines market (excluding ecstasy) to be valued at $28.25 billion.

Number of users worldwide: 35.5 million.

(All facts about meth users and abuse.)

 

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates the total value of the global opium and heroin market to be valued at $64.82 billion.

Number of heroin users worldwide: 11.1 million.

 

According to the 2005 United Nations World Drug Report, the total value of world’s marijuana market is $141.80 Billion.

164 million people use marijuana around the world.