The briefer examines
the global and regional impact of amphetamine production and use.
With the increased use of amphetamines, there are almost twice as
many users of amphetamines in the world than of opiates. The bulk
of amphetamine production and trafficking in the world occurs in
Burma is a primary source of amphetamines
to the world market. Amphetamine production and trafficking has
given the SPDC an alternative source of revenue that has allowed
the SPDC to reduce opium and heroin production in response to international
Regional governments need to seriously
assess the health, social, and human security threats linked to
increased amphetamine production and use. Injected and tablet forms
of amphetamines are directly linked to the spread of HIV/AIDS from
Burma to India and China. Every country neighboring Burma is negatively
impacted by amphetamine use.