South Korea’s Drug-Free Reputation is in Danger

16 October 2018
South Korea’s Drug-Free Reputation is in Danger

South Korea’s reputation as a drug-free nation is in danger. The amount of ‘ordinary people’ using drugs has been rising steadily. In 2015, a record amount of 11,916 arrests were made in relation to drug-related crimes.

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A Snapshot of the Drug Problem in Germany

11 October 2018
A Snapshot of the Drug Problem in Germany

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) regularly produces reports detailing the current situation on drug use and drug related deaths throughout the European countries. Below is a quick overview of the drug problem in one of Europe’s most influential countries; Germany.

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How the opioid crisis has been destroying the US economy

08 October 2018
How the opioid crisis has been destroying the US economy

From 2001 to 2017, the economic cost of the opioid crisis in the US was estimated to have exceeded $1 trillion, according to Altarum data. To put into perspective how the crisis has heightened in the last 15 years, the cost of the opioid crisis has increased from $29.1 billion in 2001 to an estimated $115 billion in 2017.

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Opioid Drug-Related Deaths Increase as US Epidemic Continues

05 October 2018
Opioid Drug-Related Deaths Increase as US Epidemic Continues

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there were 63,632 deaths in 2016 caused by drug overdoses, with 42,249 of them attributed to opioids.

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America's Opioid Overdose Crisis

03 October 2018
America's Opioid Overdose Crisis

Over 72,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2017 in the US, this total was up 63,000 from 2016. Experts estimate that 20 Floridians are dying from overdose every day.

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