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Drug consumption (excluding cannabis), mid 2010s 

Source: UNODC, World Drug Report 2017


These diagrams are constructed from estimates (overlapping circles of low and high averages) provided by the UNODC. They show the numbers of drug consumers (size of circles) and their prevalence, that is their proportion of the national population (color shading). Although much more widely consumed than the hard drugs shown in this graph, cannabis is not represented. On the global scale, synthetic drugs (such as amphetamines and ecstasy) are the most widely consumed; opiates are consumed more in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, while cocaine is more popular in America and Europe. North America stands out for its high prevalence of cocaine and ATS consumption (over 1.5% of the population), which is also the case for the Middle East with regard to opiates.


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