Drug Abuse in the Dominican Republic in 2011

in Substance Abuse

1.1 percent of the population between the age of 12-65 in the Dominican Republic has tried cocaine within the previous year. 0.4 percent of the population has tried crack cocaine. Worldwide, the rate of cocaine usage is between 0.3 and 0.4 percent.

The price of crack cocaine in the Dominican Republic is reported to be about $1.25 (50 pesos) for a rock.

(How much does a gram of cocaine cost?)

Source: Ezra Fleser, “Drug addiction surges in Dominican Republic,” GlobalPost, August 22, 2011.

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