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Brazilians Reach Top Of List As Cocaine-Users, Only Behind Americans

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Friday, 28 September 2012. Posted in Breaking News, Cocaine

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According to statistics by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, the nation of Brazil consumes as much as eighteen percent of the world’s total supply of cocaine, second only to the United States of America, which comes in at first place, consuming more than twice as much as Brazilians, at thirty-seven percent.

Although the country of Brazil is known as a developed nation, its economy is growing exponentially, perhaps even due to cocaine sales.

Research reveals that although eighteen percent of Brazilians consume the world’s total supply, only 1.4% of Brazilians admit to using cocaine. Apparently, cocaine use is as taboo in the Brazil as it is in the United States of America.

Ironically, and although consumption of cocaine is illegal in the United States, research shows that Americans consume more than one-third of the world’s total amount of cocaine.

Furthermore, according to the statistics above, on average, each American consumes approximately forty-two grams of cocaine.

Meanwhile, Brazilian counterparts consume thirty-five grams of cocaine on average.

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DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen is a staff writer at Recovery Now Newspaper and, an informative newspaper that serves as a resource for persons of all stages of drug and alcohol treatment, by giving them access to relevant and necessary information so that they may live balanced and substance-free lifestyles. DeShawn graduated from Wayne State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and premedical sciences. He holds a Juris Doctors degree in law from Valparaiso University School of Law. DeShawn’s writing and research has been published in such academic journals as Behavioral Pharmacology and Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior among others. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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