Drug use prevalence continues to be stable around the world, according to UNODC’s 2015 World Drug Report. It is estimated that a total of 246 million people – slightly over five per cent of people aged 15 to 64 years worldwide – used an illicit drug in 2013. Some 27 million people are dependent on drugs, half of whom inject drugs. Data also show that an estimated 1.65 million of people who inject drugs were living with HIV in 2013.
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