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Top ten wasted countries in the world

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Top ten wasted countries in the world

  1. 1. Iran •Substance •Heroin •Total Number of Addicts (approx.) •95,000,00 •Per Capita •14.32% •Iran is smack bang in the middle of a major opiate smuggling route, and this has impacted upon the country’s growing drug problem. • Since the revolution, the number of heroin addicts in Iran has risen sharply to an official estimate of around 3.5 million.
  2. 2. UK •Substance •Alcohol •Total Number of Addicts (approx.) •81,3000 •Per capita •13.65% •According to BBC, alcohol is thought to be responsible for 34,000 deaths in the UK each year because of the damage it does to the body—plus many more because of the indirect effect of alcohol. The cost of binge drinking to employers is estimated to be £6.4 billion and alcohol harm is thought to cost the National Health Service £2.7 billion.
  3. 3. France •Substance:- •Prescription pills •Total Number of Addicts (approx.) •85,000,0 •Per capita •13.2% •They hate hangovers and like their tranquilizers •They consume 78 tranquilizers and antidepressants per 1,000 people
  4. 4. Slovakia •Substance •Inhalants •Total Number of Addicts (approx.) •7,000,0 •Per capita •13.01% •Researcher Peter Vazan found that easy access to toluene, a paint thinner, increased the incidence of abuse, and concluded that the current treatment is ineffective.
  5. 5. Russia •Substance •Alcohol •Total Number of Addicts (approx.) •100,000 •Per capita •7.1% •A study in The Lancet examined deaths between 1990 and 2001 of residents of three Siberian industrial towns with typical mortality rates; 52% of those between the ages of 15 and 54 were found to be the result of alcohol abuse. In June, 2009, the Public Chamber of Russia reported “over 500,000 alcohol-related deaths annually,
  6. 6. Afghanistan •Substance •Heroin •Total Number of Addicts (approx.) •24,3000 •Per capita •6.9% •According to UN figures, between 2005 and 2009, the number of opiate drug users in Afghanistan grew by 53 percent to 230,000, with six percent of those figures pertaining to intravenous drug users •This means that nearly three percent of Afghans between the ages of 15 and 64 are addicted to opiates, according to a study by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.
  7. 7. Canada •Substance •Pot •Total Number of Addicts (approx.) •22,3000 •Per capita •6.4% •According to the 2007 World Drug Report by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, 16.8 percent of Canadians between the ages of 15 and 64 smoked pot last year.
  8. 8. United States •Substance •Prescription pills •Total Number of Addicts (approx.) •192,9000 •Per capita •6.2% •It’s estimated that up to 20% of people in the US have used prescription pharmaceuticals— narcotic painkillers, sedatives, tranquilizers and stimulants— for reasons other than why they were prescribed •In 2000, about 43 percent of hospital emergency admissions (that’s about half a million people) were the result of prescription drug abuse
  9. 9. Brazil •Substance •Oxi •Total Number of Addicts (approx.) •84,3000 •Per capita •4.29%
  10. 10. Mexico •Substance:- •Meth •Total Number of Addicts (approx.) •14,1000 •Per capita •3.9%
  11. 11.  http://blogs.ft.com/the- world/2013/02/booze-and-broken-noses- russias-in-flight-brawlers/  http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada-needs-risk- management-approach-to-pot-study-1.701855  http://www.whichcountry.co  http://www.thefix.com  Presented by:-  Sofia Mubashir

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