Misuse of pharmaceutical stimulants

Other Names:
Abuse of amphetamines
Overuse of medicinal stimulants
Overprescribing of anit-depressants

Recent total numbers of abusers are 2,284,209 for a global rate of 0.5 per 1000. Except for Japan (1.6 per 1000) all countries with extensive abuse are in the Americas: Canada (1.7), Cayman Islands (4.5), Mexico (2.0), Saint Lucia (9.1) and the USA (8.9 per 1000). Moderate abuse countries are in the Americas (Brazil and Bolivia) and Europe (Finland and Sweden). 68 countries and territories report at least some abuse of amphetamines. 86% of the world's abusers are from the USA, and another 9% from Japan. Most of the remaining 5% are from 8 other countries with high and moderate abuse rates.

Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST