World Drug Report estimates 35m people with drug use disorders

The World Drug Report produced by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimates that 35 million people suffer from drug use disorders globally; yet just one in seven of those receive treatment each year. The report also highlights increased opioid use with 53 million people using opioids. Opioids were attributed as the cause of two-thirds of the 585,000 drug-related deaths in 2017. The report also estimates that around 11 million people inject drugs with 1.4 million of those living with HIV and 5.6 million living with hepatitis C.