Opioid Consumption Clusters

Based on their opiate consumption data, the chart below uses a statistical method, called multidimensional scaling (MDS), to visualize the level of similarity between countries in the same continent, or among multiple continents. Countries that have similar consumption appear closer together on the chart below. To visualize opiate consumption "clusters" in the chart on the left, indicate continent and opioid classes information in the selection box below.

Hover over a country to display more detailed country and continent-level trends in chart on the right side.

The country you selected on the right chart will appear in the foreground. All other drugs for that country appear muted in the background.