The World Drug Report published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimates that opioid use in India has increased five times since a 2004 survey on drug use. The UNODC reported that, in 2018, around 2.1% of the population in India aged between 10 and 75 had used opioids in the past year. Opioid use was higher among men at around 4% compared with 0.2% among women. The UNODC estimated that there were around 7.7 million people in India with opioid use disorders.



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