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The 11 Most Drug Addicted Countries in the World

We rank the addicted in this list of the 11 most drug addicted countries in the world. Drugs have been a major problem for countries for a very long time. There are numerous types of drugs, some legal, and some illegal. All of which can be found in almost every country. In exchange for a brief amount of pleasure, drugs can eventually put a person in a strong hold of addiction. The addiction to these drugs causes them to lose inhibitions and commit crimes in pursuit of the money needed to keep their addiction sated.

Drugs can have a very negative effect on the body. Some drugs can destroy the brain while others can destroy other parts of the body. Victims have had malfunctioning lungs, liver, kidney, etc. Any good thing in this world can become bad once we oversaturate ourselves. Drugs aren’t even considered good things in the first place! Drugs can even threaten to kill and age a strong body. Alcohol is also considered a drug because of its effects and the ability it has to bring drinkers to addiction. You’ll find that some of the countries listed here can also be found in the list of 11 Countries that Consume the Most Alcohol.

Countries have different types of drugs that run rampant. For this list we take into consideration a lot of things, drug-related crime, number of addicts, the types of drugs and whether they are legal or illegal. You’ll find that there is no true way to rank accurately this list of 11 most drug addicted countries in the world. Let’s move ahead to the first country:

11. Brazil

The country of Brazil is notoriously known for being the production center of a number of drugs. One of the most dangerous drugs that can be found here is Oxi or what other people refer to as “rust”. It is a mix of hallucinogenic and addictive materials that can cause a very dangerous level of addiction even just on the first try.


10. Mexico

Mexico is widely known for having drug cartels and people are often caught at the border of Mexico and the United States trying to smuggle drugs. Mexico has the highest number of drug users addicted to Meth which is one of the most produced drugs in the country.


9. United States

Drugs like Marijuana may already be legal in some US states, but the actual main concern of the country is alcohol and prescription pills. The country is widely known to have a high percentage of the population taking prescription pills. Most people take antidepressants. An American takes an average of one prescription pill a day.


8. Canada

Recent efforts by the government have tried to reduce the number of drug users in the country. Specifically, Marijuana has been a big problem for many of the youths in Canada. The average age that people are introduced to smoking is 15, which causes great concern to the government.


7. Afghanistan

An estimated 1 million people in Afghanistan are addicted to the drug heroin. There have even been reports of parents injecting the drug to their children. One main concern the country has is the lack of action from the government to remove drugs from the streets.


6. Russia

The country has had an unusually low lifespan in recent studies. One of the analogies researchers have made is the addiction of alcohol compared to lifespan. Many deaths have been reported due to damage done by excessive alcohol whether it is on the body or the lack of good decisions brought about by alcohol use.


More drug-addled countries to mention in the continuation of this list of the 11 most drug addicted countries in the world.

5. Slovakia

One of the main concerns in Slovakia is the increase of drug abuse on inhalants. They generally have a higher number of addicts compared to the world average when it comes to this drug. The danger is that even one use of the drug can prove fatal to the user.


4. France

France is a country that’s even more addicted to prescription pills compared to America. The main reason behind this is because prescription drugs can be found at a cheaper rate.


3. Scotland

Both drugs and alcohol have been a recurring problem in Scotland’s youths.  This forces the government to take action against it. In a recent drug survey more than half of respondents from Scotland confirmed that they have tried to buy drugs at least once in their life.


2. Iran

Though there have been actions against drug addiction in the country, a limited budget and generally easy access to heroin has made Iran one of the most addicted countries in the world.


1. United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has a higher amount of people addicted to alcohol compared to Russia. They also have a high number of drug buyers and users compared to the United States. Due to both of these high numbers of addiction, the United Kingdom gets the first spot on this list of the 11 most drug addicted countries in the world.