Numbers | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

155 to 250 million: Estimated number of people from age 15 to 64 worldwide who used illicit substances at least once in 2008, according to the United Nations World Drug Report 2010.

181,400: Total area in hectares of opium poppy cultivation all over the world as of 2009, according to the same report.

865: Weight in metric tons (MT) of the estimated global cocaine production in 2008.  This was lower than the previous year’s 1,024 MT.

2.1: Percentage of the population who reportedly abused amphetamines in PH in 2008, according to the same UN report. This prevalence rate is one of the highest in Southeast Asia.

10,500+: Total number of persons arrested on drug-related incidents in PH in 2008.

22,000+: Number of people in jail nationwide because of drug-related cases as of February 2011, according to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.

35: Percentage of Filipinos aged 18 and above who smoke tobacco.

81 billion: Estimated number of cigarettes sold in PH in 2008.

2.5 million: Number of deaths each year that are caused by the harmful use of alcohol.

Around 320,000: Estimated number of deaths per year among people aged 15 and 29 that are alcohol-related.

10+: Number of treatments offered by The Meadow, a treatment center for addiction and trauma in Arizona, U.S.A.  This includes treatments for gambling addiction, alcohol addiction, drug addiction and sexual addiction.  Hollywood actor David Duchovny entered this rehab clinic for sex addiction in 2008.

Compiled by Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research

Sources: UN World Drug Report 2010,,,,,