BELGRADE – Use and abuse of drugs in Serbia, such as tablets, heroin, cocaine or synthetic drugs has been one of the major issues of our society, writes Serbian daily “Kurir”.

However, writes the daily, the list of the UN Agency on Drugs and Crime testifies that the state either does not want to enter the fight with drug addiction, or has already lost the fight against it.

The list shows that the US is the first in the world with the prevalence of 5.41%. Prevalence is the usual statistical term that expresses the epidemiology of the total number of affected persons at a given point in time in relation to the entire population.

Serbia has a prevalence of 5.15% and is ahead of countries such as Australia, and even Afghanistan, concludes the daily.