Number of Emergency Rooms Visits Involving Ecstasy in the US

Emergency room visits in the United States involving Ecstasy increased by 75 percent between 2004 and 2008. 17,865 visits to the ER due to ecstasy was reported in 2008, up from the 10,2220 reported in 2004. Almost 70 percent of the admissions invovled people in the 18-29 age bracket. 17.9 percent invovled people between the ages of 12-17.

Number of Drug Addicts in Serbia

According to the 2011 International Narcotics Control Strategy released by the US State Department, there are between 30,000 to 100,000 drug addicts in Serbia. Previous to that report, the Public Health Service of Serbia reported that there were 60,000 drug users in the country in 2008. Between January to September 2010, security agencies in Serbia… Continue reading Number of Drug Addicts in Serbia

Drug Smuggling Seizures on the US-Canada Border in 2009

Drug trafficking on the border between Canada and the United States lead to US authorities seizing 3,423 kilo of marijuana in 2009, a 22 percent increase from the 2,792 kilos of marijuana seized in 2007. Ecstasy seizures was also up from previous years, with 2,167,238 dosage units of ecstasy seized in 2009, up 6 times from the 312,389 dosage units of ecstasy seized in 2004.