Types of Illegal Drugs Most Used and Abused Globally – Infographics

The Global Drug Survey 2017 recently released the result of their 2016 study. Among the most used types of illegal drugs, cannabis remains as the world’s most widely used drug. Many countries have found ways to lessen the public health harms associated with its use. Further, regulatory changes in many countries and development of new technologies paved the way for new public health approaches.

The following infographic shows the trends, statistics, and the most used illegal drugs in different parts of the world.


Drug Use and AbuseTrend

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SOURCE: Drug Use Around the World                                                 

Most Used Types of Illegal Drugs List

types of illegal drugs, global-drug-consumption, illegal-drugsSOURCE: Drug Use Worldwide