The dimensions of the illicit consumption of drugs in Romania Cover Image

Dimensiunile consumului ilicit de droguri în România comparativ cu statele Uniunii Europene
The dimensions of the illicit consumption of drugs in Romania

Author(s): Nelu Niţă
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Editura Universităţii George Bacovia din Bacău România
Keywords: drugs; new substances with psychoactive properties; drug trafficking; illicit drug consumption; prevention; the national anti-drug strategy

Summary/Abstract: Drug use is one of the great challenges of humanity, within the ample process of globalization, given that its direct and indirect effects reveal it as a highly disturbing phenomenon. It is known that in the present world over 220 million people are drug addicts as that an addicted person affects other five people, so it is considered that one of the six inhabitants of the planet is affected by the scourge of drugs. After 1990, Romania began to primarily represent a transit country, meaning that only a part of the quantity of drugs remained in Romania for consumption. At the same time, Romania has become a storage area in which drugs, introduced mainly through the southern border, were stored in different time periods, and finally directed towards the high consuming countries in the Western Europe. As a result of the transit and the temporary storage of drugs, the accelerated growth pace of crime in Romania, in connection with the drug phenomenon began to be apparent after the 1990s and increasingly more troubling after 2001.

  • Issue Year: II/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 121-160
  • Page Count: 40
  • Language: English