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  • Number of drug dependent adults up for first time in six years, now at 29 million: UNODC World Drug Report 2016

    UNODC's 2016 World Drug Report launched on 23 June. Photo: UNODCAround five per cent of the adult population, or nearly 250 million people between the ages of 15 and 64, used at least one drug in 2014, according to the latest World Drug Report released today by UNODC. Although substantial, this figure has not grown over the past four years in proportion to the global population. However, it suggests that the number of people suffering from drug use disorders has increased disproportionally for the first time in six years.