Cocaine is making a comeback, new numbers

further progress and showed that while one percent of people in the U.S. used cocaine in 2006, that percentage had dropped to 0.5, by 2011.   

This month’s Department of State report highlighted that although the opioid epidemic requires immediate action and should be prioritized by national and international leaders, vigilance is needed to prevent backsliding in other areas where progress has been made.

The report also added that although there’s no available data for the estimated production of cocaine in 2016, the preliminary analysis points to a “dramatic increase in cultivation and [cocaine] production.”