Opioid use in India five times higher than in 2004
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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