Amphetamine-type stimulants consumption in the world

In the Global Illicit Drug Trends Report (2003) the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, several problems that the UN listed under the category of “amphetamine-type stimulants” which include crystal methamphetamine, were that while use is growing rapidly, global awareness and response is limited, and that through modern technology (the internet) recipes for clandestine manufacture are accessible to the public, etc. Asia accounts for about two thirds of amphetamines abusers significant increases of usage in China, the Philippines, Vietnam, and the Republic of Korea, and Thailand (although the market cracked down in 2003), while America and Europe combined accounts for about one fourth. Meth use in Europe is mostly in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia and Latvia.

Por Mapas Owje