04.07.2018

World Drug Report 2018: opioid crisis, prescription drug abuse expands; cocaine and opium hit record highs

The non-medical use of prescription drugs is becoming a major threat to public health and law enforcement worldwide with opioids causing the most harm and accounting for 76 per cent of deaths where drug use disorders were implicated, according to the latest World Drug Report, released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Read full press release and executive summery of the report.

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