It is estimated that 5.2 percent of the global population between the ages of 15 and 64 years (over 360 million people) used an illicit drug in 2014. That represents an increase of 24 million people since 1990. The magnitude of the drug problem in Europe becomes more apparent when considering the rate of problem drug use in individual countries; For example prevalence in Italy reached 9.95, meaning almost 10 out of 1,000 Italians are recognized as a problem drug user, suffering from drug use disorders or drug dependence.
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In the following 5 chapters, you will quickly find the 23 most important statistics relating to "Drug situation in Europe".