The World Drug Report 2019 is aimed at improving the understanding of the world drug problem and contributing towards fostering greater international cooperation for countering its impact on health, governance and security.
The World Drug Report 2019 is again presented in five separate parts that divide the wealth of information and analysis contained in the report into individual reader-friendly booklets in which drugs are grouped by their psychopharmacological effect for the first time in the report’s history.
Coca bush cultivation and manufacture of cocaine have reached record highs in 2017. In North America, Western and Central Europe, Oceania and some South American countries there are now signs of an increase in cocaine use. In parts of Asia and West Africa, increasing amounts of cocaine have been reported to be seized, which suggests that cocaine use could potentially increase, especially among affluent, urban dwellers in subregions where use had previously been low.
Methamphetamine use is causing rising concerns across several regions. Quantities of methamphetamine seized in East and South-East Asia rose more than eightfold between 2007 and 2017 to 82 tons – 45 per cent of global seizures. Preliminary data for 2018 suggest a further steep increase to roughly 116 tons. Most countries in South-East Asia report methamphetamine as the main drug of concern in treatment. Also, while the non-medical use of pharmaceutical stimulants is more prevalent in North America, a significant number of people also use methamphetamine.
Cocaine has been used in the lie world - there is no spirit. With the help of the drug it comes spiritualized.