Illegal Drug Use In the UK and Ireland Among the Highest In the World

According to the just released 46-nation Council of Europe annual report, both countries have a higher proportion of cocaine users than anywhere except Spain and Ireland tops the League’s Table for ecstasy. About 185 million people worldwide – 3% of the global population – use illegal drugs. Nearly 80% use cannabis, 20% use ecstasy and amphetamines, 7% use cocaine and 3% use heroin. The situation is now so bad that Europe is the most profitable market in the world for production and trafficking of drugs…
Source: The Scotsman, January 25, 2005.

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