Number of global illicit drug users by drug 2018

This statistic shows the estimated number of the global population that have used illicit drug in the past year in 2018, by drug type, in thousands. During this year, there was a low estimate of 34.8 million opioid users around the world.

Number of illicit drug users in the world by drug type 2018*

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Source

Release date

June 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018

Age group

15-64 years

Supplementary notes

Values based on past-year use.

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