Drugs: additional information
Global data and statistics regarding the most recent trends over drug production, trafficking and consumption are analyzed in the World Drug Report, published by UNODC every June.
Data on drug consumption in Argentina are provided by the Argentinean Drug Centre (in Spanish), maintained by the Secretariat of Programming for Drug Addiction and Fight against Drug Trafficking, body of the Presidency of the Nation.
For Brazil, official data on drugs are available in the Brazilian Observatory of Drug Information (OBID) website, a branch of the the National Secretariat for Policies on Drugs (SENAD), body of the Presidency of the Republic. In OBID website (in Portuguese), clicking on PESQUISAS E ESTATÍSTICAS, it is possible to access data on different Brazilian states and regions, by type of drug and with cutouts for specific groups (age, gender, education etc.).
In Chile, statistics on drug use are provided by the Chilean Observatory on Drugs (in Spanish) on the website of the National Service for Prevention and Rehabilitation from Drugs and Alcohol, under the Ministry of Interior and Public Safety, which provides studies and information on health effects and public policies of prevention.
Data on drug use in Uruguay are in charge of National Drug Board (in Spanish), a body of the Presidency.
Where to get help?
In Brazil, there is a free information call centre specialized in:
• provide scientific information about drugs;
• offer free support to drug users families;
• provide brief intervention to people who use drugs and want to talk about their experiences;
• indicate treatment sites and facilities.