17 Most Drug Addicted Countries in the World in 2017

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“Most of us are aware of the negative effects drug abuse has on individuals who experience the pitfalls of drug addiction. Drug abuse interferes with all the aspects of an individual’s life, creating an impediment for them to lead a normal life. However, more often than not, we forget about the repercussions drug abuse has on the society as a whole. Drug addiction creates an environment where crime flourishes, as the state of a mind of a drug addict urges them to resort to virtually any means in order to supply their lifestyle. Furthermore, it has been shown that more than 50 % of the cases of child abuse is perpetrated by parents who are battling substance addiction. I doubt there is a need to elaborate on how drug addiction has negative effects on public health.”

As the text above argues, the negative effects of drugs are visible everywhere. While most of us are inclined to think that drugs have a negative impact only on those who are using them and people close to them, the truth is far worse. The adverse effects of drug use are far more reaching. Some days ago a website Insider Monkey has published an article on 17 most drug addicted countries in the world in 2017. In its introduction the article provides the information about the worst drug trafficking countries in the world and the most drug addicted cities in the world. The fact that there is no data available on the least drug addicted countries in the world just goes to show what a serious issue drug abuse has become. The countries on the ranking provided in the article are far from being drug free. To create the ranking, the author has used the data contained in 2017 UNODOC report and the results of 2017 Global Drug Survey Report.

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