Estimated Prevalence Of Drug Use In Russian Federation

"According to multiple sources, drug users in Russia number between 7.3 and 8.5 million. In 2014, drug-related mortalities among those aged 15 to 34 totaled 92,000, a 30 percent decrease from 130,000 deaths in 2000. Nevertheless, the FSKN reported a 35 percent increase in drug use by minors in Moscow the same year, while the Ministry of Health claimed a 6.5 percent increase by youth nationwide. Analysts ascribed spotty progress and metrics to poor interagency and inter-sectoral cooperation, and to the lack of a cohesive national rehabilitation program."


United States Department of State Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, "International Narcotics Control Strategy Report: Volume I: Drug and Chemical Control (Washington, DC: March 2017), p. 249.