This Map Shows Which Countries Are Addicted To Which Drugs, With The United States’ Pick Straight Out Of Left Field



The following interactive map was made with data pulled from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and shows what drug each country seeks the most treatment for, with the United States’ apparent drug of choice being opioids whereas our neighboring countries (Mexico and Canada) apparently prefer marijuana. Via Recovery Brands,


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Using the same data from the UNODC, this chart instead organizes countries by the percentage of their population that uses each category of drug. In accordance with the above map, the United States tops the lists for both prescription opioids as well as un-prescribed opioids:


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And while the United States tops two of the above lists, data shows that Afghanistan has the worst drug addiction problem out of every country included. According to Daily Mail,

…It borders Afghanistan, the world’s top producer of opium, and serves as a major trafficking route, with large amounts of heroin being consumed in the country.

The result is that it has one of the highest proportions of drug addicts in the world – up to one in three of the population – according to reports.

Some 1.3 million people are in treatment programs for heroin alone, official figures claim.

However, it is important to note that while opioids are the most treated drug in the world, marijuana is technically every country’s top drug due to its proportion of users with the exception going to El Salvador and a few south east Asian countries including Laos and Thailand.

[H/T Daily Mail]

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