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Number of worldwide users of opioids 2015 and 2016, by region

Number of opioid users worldwide in 2015 and 2016, by region (in millions)

Number of worldwide users of opioids 2015 and 2016, by region This statistic shows the number of global opioid consumers in 2015 and 2016. In 2015, an estimated 16.23 million people consumed opiates or prescription opioids in the Americas. This number rose to 17.1 million in the year 2016.
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Number of opioid users worldwide in 2015 and 2016, by region (in millions)

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This statistic shows the number of global opioid consumers in 2015 and 2016. In 2015, an estimated 16.23 million people consumed opiates or prescription opioids in the Americas. This number rose to 17.1 million in the year 2016.
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Release date
June 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2015 and 2016
Age group
15-64 years
Supplementary notes
The figures given here are maximum estimates. Figures for 2015 were taken from the previous year's report.
Includes opiates and prescription opioids.
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