The global burden of disease attributable to alcohol and drug use in 195 countries and territories, 1990โ€“2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016

Author: 
GBD 2016 Alcohol and Drug Use Collaborators
Publication date: 
1 November 2018
LANCET PSYCHIATRY - ARTICLES| VOLUME 5, ISSUE 12P987-1012, DECEMBER 01, 2018

The global burden of disease attributable to alcohol and drug use in 195 countries and territories, 1990โ€“2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016


Alcohol and drug use can have negative consequences on the health, economy, productivity, and social aspects of communities. We aimed to use data from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) 2016 to calculate global and regional estimates of the prevalence of alcohol, amphetamine, cannabis, cocaine, and opioid dependence, and to estimate global disease burden attributable to alcohol and drug use between 1990 and 2016, and for 195 countries and territories within 21 regions, and within seven super-regions. We also aimed to examine the association between disease burden and Socio-demographic Index (SDI) quintiles.