2,998 people aged 18-24 received treatment for cocaine abuse in 2008-2009 in the United Kingdom. This was an increase of 88 percent from 2005-2006, where a total of 1,591 young adults received treatment for cocaine.
1,261 women in England between the ages of 18 to 35 needed drug treatment for cocaine abuse in 2008. In…
Drug trafficking from South America to Europe moved up to $7 Billion worth of cocaine to pass through West Africa between 2005 and 2007.
According to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, the following figures represent the number of users of illegal drugs in Europe as of 2009.
* 22.5 million people used a cannabis product such as marijuana in the European Union in 2008.
* 2 million people used amphetamines in the EU in 2008.
* 4 million people used cocaine in the EU in 2008.
* 1.4 million people used opiate products such as heroin in 2007 (last available year)
Black market cocaine cultivation in Colombia has lead to the loss of 2.2 million hectares of tropical forests in the country. For each hectares of cocaine that is grown, three hectares of forests is illegally logged and clear. For each gram of cocaine consumed, four square meters of the rain forest in Colombia was illegally logged and destroyed.
Between 2002 to 2008, the number of people aged 15-65 in Mexico who used cocaine rose from 1.2 percent to 2.4 percent.
The illegal drug trade in Ireland is worth $927 Million (628 Million Euros)
The number of young adults in the United Kingdom between the ages of 18 to 24 who entered drug rehab centers increased 69 percent between 2006 to 2008. 2,692 entered treatment centers in 2007-2008, up from 1,591 in 2005-2006.
Cocaine that is produced in Peru generates an estimated $20 Billion a year in sales around the world.
250 tons of Cocaine is trafficked into Europe each year, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.