Self-reported substance use in Iraq: findings from the Iraqi National Household Survey of Alcohol and Drug Use, 2014

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The URC Center for Innovation and Technology (CIT) published an article with the Society for Study of Addition (SSA), the oldest organization of its type in the United Kingdom, on first of its kind nationwide survey on substance abuse in Iraq that was conducted during the period of November 2013 – May 2015. This survey was funded by the Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (DOS/INL) and implemented by the Center for Human Services (CHS), in partnership with the Iraqi Society of Addiction Medicine (IRSAM), University of  Baghdad–College of Medicine, and UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP). The survey provided data on (1) self-reported prevalence of tobacco and alcohol use, and licit and illicit drug misuse; (2) trends and patterns of substance use in the Iraqi population; (3) specific factors that may be associated with substance use; and (4) reasons for use, substance availability and consequences of use.

Click here to access the final survey report.

A link to a documentary can be accessed here.


Publication Date 
February 2017
Resource Type 
Research Reports
Regions/ Countries