CND day 3 – Plenary, UNODC presentation on trends in drug use

Cocaine use rising in Asia among elite classes.
ATS use is rising substantially, however there is a major gap in data for africa and asia even though it is thought these are the fastest growing areas on ATS use.

UNODC representative calling for closer monitoring of:
A, ATS substances
B, Treatment trends
C, Trends in cocaine use
D, Emerging of new synthetic substances (Ketamine in south east asia, Mephedrone in Europe

More investment in data collection is needed, especially in Gulf countries, Asia, Africa and in some of South America.

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