Drug use around the world on the rise says report. Population growth and urbanisation driving factors but poorest continue to suffer the largest burden of disorders. Plant-based substances such as cannabis, cocaine and heroin have been joined by hundreds of synthetic drugs, many not under international control.
UNODC world drug reports
The 2018 theme of the United Nation's Office on Drugs and Crime was "Listen First" which you can read more about on their website here. The website is available in multiple language formats. A series of fact sheets for policy makers with individual sheets targeting parents, teachers and prevention workers are available. The 26th June also saw the release of the World Drug Report 2018. The report is split into 5 different booklets, the first
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