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.

6.6 percent of citizens in Italy between the ages of 15 to 64 have used marijuana once in their life, and 2.1 percent of the population last used cocaine in 2005.

 

17.4 percent of the population in Ireland smoked marijuana at least once in their lifetime, with 3.0 percent of the population last used cocaine in 2005.

 

An estimated 3 million people in Iran use opiates, with 60 percent being classified as addicted and 40 percent as casual users.

(Heroin statistics from around the world.)

 

Approximately 3.2 million people (1.5 percent of population) are drug abusers in Indonesia, with an average of 15,000 people dying annually from drug abuse.

 

36.5 percent of the population in Denmark smoked marijuana at least once in their lifetime, and 4.0 percent of the population last used cocaine in 2005.

(More marijuana facts.)

 

20.6 percent of the population in the Czech Republic smoked marijuana at least once in their lifetime, and 1.1 percent of the population last used cocaine in 2005.

(See more cocaine facts here.)

 

Illegal drug sales and production generates $500 Million to $1 Billion for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 2007.

(Value of the world black market.)

 

Cocaine produced in Colombia supplies 70 percent of the world’s cocaine market in 2006.

(More facts about cocaine.)

 

An estimated 15 million people in China abuse and purchase illegal drugs every year.

(See additional items bought and sold on the black market.)

 

Myanmar is the world’s second largest producer of illicit opium after Afghanistan, accounting for more than 90 percent of heroin in Southeast Asia.

(Additional heroin facts.)