UN warning about heroine use in Europe

by Ivano Abbadessa - 2017.07.04
UN warning about heroine use in Europe
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Opiates, with heroine leading the list, are responsible for 70% of negative effects on health from drug use. On a global scale, between 2012 - 2015, deaths from overdose of this substance increased 119%. These are a few of the alarming figures that were contained in a World Report on drug use published by the UN in 2017, which highlighted a serious increase in heroine use, particularly in North America and Europe. The World Drug Report also pointed out that drug use throughout the world in 2015 affected more than 250 million people. Of these, 29.5 million, (0,6% of the world adult population)  experienced a health problem, including addiction, as a result of  a drug purchased illegally.

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