These Charts Track Drug Usage Across The Globe, And The Statistics Are Pretty Crazy
Drugs are simply just a part of culture–every culture. There's no way around it. Abolish them and people want them for rebellious reasons and find a way to get them (remember Prohibition?). Make them all legal, and well, there you go: it's a part of culture. There's an unlimited amount of drugs anybody could be consuming at any moment of any day. So, what do these wide-spread drug consumers decide to put into their bodies to get that oh-so desired high? Let's find out.
Sound fun? Good: you like drugs! And, you're definitely not alone. Looking at our United States readers on this one, you guys really like a variety of drugs and consuming them in massive quantities, according to some research done by Recovery Brands.
The government seems to think what that says is that there needs to be a War on Drugs, and that's what leads us to our next set of statistics: Treatment vs. Incarceration. Other countries seem to think helping people who have become addicted to drugs by sending them to treatment is the way to go (doesn't that sound obvious), whereas the United States tends to just say: "Lock 'em up!"
If you head over to IFLscience, they've also got a very interesting interactive map which outlines three important categories of drug use statistics:
• People treated for drug abuses
• Most treated drug type
• Deaths by overdose
If so, sounds like New Zealand is the place to take that risk.
*DOSE is in no way telling you to take drugs, rather simply stating the facts of the stats*