About the product
The illicit drug trade touches millions of lives in both developed and developing countries. Economic reliance on the drug trade, and drug addiction, leaves many individuals open to exploitation by criminals and criminal organizations; threatening the health of men, women and children, the rule of law, and ultimately, the vitality and strength of all our communities. This Report, issued by the United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention, describes and explains the extent and development of this complex problem-and the important progress that has been made in recent years towards its amelioration. Illustrated with numerous maps, graphs, charts and tables, the World Drug Report 2000 provides the reader with a unique insight into the realities of the international drug problem and reveals the most complete picture of the extent of the problem.