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United Nations Office on drugs and Crimes (UNODC) World Drug Report (2012)

United Nations Office on drugs and Crimes (UNODC) World Drug Report (2012)

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    Illicit drug markets have global dimensions and require coordinated responses on a comparable scale. In this context, the World Drug Report aims to improve understanding of the illicit drug problem and contribute to more international cooperation for countering it.
    This year's edition begins with an overview of recent trends and the current situation in terms of production, trafficking and consumption and the consequences of illicit drug use in terms of treatment, drug-related diseases and drug-related deaths. The second chapter presents a long-term perspective: it looks at the main characteristics of the contemporary drug problem, the ways it has changed over the last few decades, the driving factors that shaped this evolution, and the directions it is likely to take in the future.

    Contents :

    PREFACE
    EXPLANATORY NOTES
    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    1. RECENT STATISTICS AND TREND ANALYSIS OF ILLICIT DRUG MARKETS

    A. Extent of illicit drug use and health consequences
    B. Illicit opiate market
    C. Cocaine market
    D. Cannabis market
    E. Illicit market for amphetamine-type stimulants

    2. THE CONTEMPORARY DRUG PROBLEM:
    CHARACTERISTICS, PATTERNS AND DRIVING FACTORS

    A. What are the fundamental characteristics of the contemporary illicit drug problem
    B. How have the patterns of the drug problem shifted over time
    C. Which factors shape the evolution of the problem
    D. Conclusion

    ANNEX Regional groupings

    GLOSSARY
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