Friday, 29th June 2012
World Drug Report 2012
Source: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
From Executive Summary:
Chapter I of this year’s World Drug Report provides an overview of recent trends and the drug situation in terms of production, trafficking and consumption and the consequences of illicit drug use in terms of treatment, drug-related diseases and drug-related deaths.
Chapter II presents a long-term perspective on the characteristics and evolution of the drug problem and the main factors that shaped it. It starts with a discussion of the main characteristics of the contemporary drug problem, followed by an overview of the shifts observed over the last few decades, before concluding with an analysis of the driving factors that shaped the evolution of the drug problem, including a brief outlook for its likely future direction.
+ Direct link to full report (PDF; 12.4 MB)
+ Executive Summary (PDF; 562 KB)
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