Ecstasy Consumption Is on the Rise in Brazil

Brazil is a growing consumer market for amphetamines and ecstasy, the so-called synthetic drugs, according to the UN’s 2005 World Drug Report.

The latest report was released yesterday, June 29, in Rio de Janeiro, in the southeast of Brazil, by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).


According to the document, Brazil is currently the largest consumer of ecstasy among the Southern Cone countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay) and the third largest in all of South America.


The drug is used by around 0.2% of the Brazilian population between the ages of 15 and 64.


“Brazil is a country with over 50 million young people, so it is an attractive market for drug dealers. Synthetic drugs are making ever greater inroads in the country.


“We perceive this in the arrests made in Brazil by the Federal Police and other police forces,” said the UNODC representative in Brazil, Giovanni Quaglia.


ABr

Tags:

  • Show Comments (2)

  • Guest

    ecstasy
    i use pillz all the time. ecstasy is a brill drug . can some one tell me which country consumes the most amount of ecstasy pillz ?? im sure it`s the uk. the uk is the raving capitol of the world (fact) more raves are done here than any other country. so it must be uk. any way if you use ecstasy drink water kk have fun (ecstasy you realy got me going you got me so i do know wot im doing) hardcore techno

  • Guest

    True
    This is true. I am a 24 year old brazilian and in the last five years or so I have witnessed the ascension of this drug called Ecstasy, or as young brazilians like to call it, “bala” (literally, “candy”). There are lots of friends of mine who use it regularly at parties and raves and even one cousin. It is considered a cool drug. Problem is it is much more dangerous than marijuana. MJ is nothing compared to it. Ecstasy destroys a tremendous amount of brain cells and opens a hole in the brain (a study made by brittish scientists has shown this). These people will all be sick, dumb and useless before they hit their fifties.
    Something has to be done!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Rain, Rain Go Away

Year after year it is the same thing, the annual summer routine of floods, ...

Berlusconi Wants Eight More Years of Lula as Brazil’s President

Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s prime minister, expressed his support for the idea that Brazilian president ...

Brazil’s Embraer Foresees Demand of 7,500 Jets with US$ 220 Billion Value

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has just presented its 20-year forecast  for world demand of ...

A Life in the Day of São Paulo, Brazil

Norman Normal, a middle-aged expatriate journalist, was awakened as happened every day in São ...

Brazil’s School Lunch Program Gets a 2-Cents Boost

Beginning next month, Brazilian federal government outlays on the school lunch program will increase. ...

A project to bring books to a Brazilian favela

Our Own Minimally Invasive Library Thrives in a Brazilian Favela

The idea originated from an article read during the time I was taking an ...

A First: Angola Receives Brazil and Other Six Portuguese-Speaking Countries

In Angola for the 10th ministerial-level meeting of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (Comunidade ...

Flower Power

Even after having been contacted by the women who found themselves pregnant while taking ...

Brazil and IBSA: An Alliance with Shaky Present and Uncertain Future

The New International Economic Order (NIEO), a formal set of proposals put forth by ...

Only in US, Brazil’s Lula Is a Drunkard

The New York Times piece on Brazilian President Lula’s drinking habits did not justify ...