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Drug Abuse: By the Numbers-Facts on Drugs from Dangerous Drug Board

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Drug Abuse: By the Numbers

Estimated Drug Users in the Philippines: 1.3 Million

Profile of Drug Users

Mean Age: 20-29 years old
Ratio of Male is to Female Users: 10:1
Civil Status: Married
Employment Status: Employed
Educational Attainment: High School Level

Nature of Drug Use: Poly drug use

Commonly Abused Substances:

(1) Methamphetamine Hydrochloride (Shabu)
(2) Cannabis (Marijuana)
(3) Inhalants (Contact Cement)

* Figure estimates from the 2012 Household Survey on the Nature and Extent of Drug Abuse in the Philippines conducted by the DDB with the Philippine Normal University.

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