America's opioid epidemic has made the US the WORST country in the world for the abuse of heroin and similar drugs
The United States is now the worst country in the world for the abuse of heroin and other opiates, a study has found.
A new report published by the International Narcotics Control Board measures the global use of opioids, the class of powerful drugs which includes heroin and many of the strongest prescription painkillers, around the world.
The report found that Americans are being prescribed opioids much more frequently than citizens in any other country.
It also concluded that US citizens, despite making up only five per cent of the global population, are consuming more than 99 per cent of the world’s supply of hydrocodone.