The World Drug Report 2015

Hamid Azizi, Anneke Buhler, Coen Bussink, Giovanna Campello, Chloe Carpentier, Natascha Eichinger, Fabienne Hariga, Jorrit Kamminga, Anja Korenblik, Igor Koutsenok, Riku Lehtovuori, Sabrina Levissianos, Joao Matias, Kamran Niaz, Philip Davis, Thomas Pietschmann, Martin Raithelhuber, Ehab Salah, Saurabh Sati, Janie SheltonJustice Tettey, Juanita Vasquez

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The World Drug Report presents a comprehensive annual overview of the latest developments in the world’s illicit drug markets by focusing on the production of, trafficking in and consumption of the main illicit drug types and their related health consequences. Chapter 1 of the World Drug Report 2015 provides a global overview of the supply of and demand for opiates, cocaine, cannabis, amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) and new psychoactive substances (NPS), as well as their impact on health, and reviews the scientific evidence on approaches to drug use prevention and addresses general principles for effective responses to treatment for drug use. Chapter 2 focuses on how alternative development, within the broader context of the development agenda, aims to break the vicious cycle
of illicit crop cultivation by providing farmers with alternative livelihoods.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationVienna, Austria
PublisherUnited Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Number of pages162
ISBN (Electronic)9789210573009
ISBN (Print)9789211482829
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes


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