Opioid use in India five times higher than in 2004

The World Drug Report published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime...
Created On: 12/10/2020   (Last updated: 12/10/2020)

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.

Source: https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/2020/sep/23/opioid-use-inindia-up-five-times-since-2004-2200581.html

 

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