Drug abuse rates in Scotland are at an all-time high, making the country one of the worst in the world, an international survey by the UN has found.
Scotland was in the top 6 on the list of high drug abuse rates with Afghanistan, Iran, Costa Rica, Russia and Mauritius being placed in the top 5. The survey also found that 2.5% of the population in Scotland has an issue with the drug ecstasy.
Professor Graeme Pearson, former head of the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency said the problem has not gone out of control. He blamed the government for not taking steps to address the issue.
The problem is very acute as crime rates attributed to drugs has also spiraled in the country.