On the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, UNODC has launched the World Drug Report 2018

Jun 26, 2018

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On the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, UNODC has launched the World Drug Report 2018.

The report outlines the increasing diversification and complexity of the drug market characterized by the stable availability of illicit drugs such as heroin and cocaine along with the expanding of the New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)

market and the growing supply of pharmaceutical preparations of unclear origin destined for non-medical use. According to the UNODC, “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”

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