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How common is drug use in Nigeria?

The prevalence of drug use in Nigeria is estimated to be 14.4%, or about 14.3 million people aged 15-64 years who use drugs. This rate is significantly higher than the global annual prevalence of drug use in 2016, which was 5.6% among the adult population​.

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