INTERNATIONAL DRUG TRENDS
What is the scope of alcohol abuse in the Republic of Ireland? What has led this island nation of just under 5 million people to have one of the highest rates of per capita alcohol misuse in all of Europe?
Almost universally across the world, drug use is going up. Why is this? Why are more people using drugs? Are people naturally inclined to use drugs? Certainly not. National and international communities work very hard to crack down on drug production, trafficking, distribution, etc.
New Global Drug Report Shows Increasing Use of All Drugs, Huge Growth of Opioid Use and Record Cocaine Production
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reports each year on global drug use and addiction. This year’s report shows that despite the efforts of tens of thousands of people around the world, there is more drug use and loss of life than ever.
When we examine drug and alcohol addiction as a severe humanitarian crisis, the first place we’re going to look is within our own families. We’ll check close to home, as this is the area that impacts our lives the most.
Contrary to popular belief, it is the wealthier countries that actually have more devastating drug problems and addiction issues in general than the poorer countries do. In fact, drug abuse and alcoholism is now more a problem for the middle-class and even the wealthy than it likely ever has been.
In their annual anti-drug agency report released last week, the UN published its findings which predict a global increase in illegal drug use of 25% in the next four decades.