Have you ever found yourself in front of a wine shelf trying to figure out which bottle goes well with Dungeons and Dragons? Or have you ever wondered if anyone’s going to notice that you’ve spend 5$ on a wine for the family dinner? Well, a sommelier could help, but unfortunately they rarely exist in grocery stores nowadays.

A sommelier (/ˈsɒməljeɪ/ or /sʌməlˈjeɪ/; French pronunciation: ​[sɔməlje]), or wine steward, is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, normally working in fine restaurants, who specializes in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food pairing.

Don’t worry, I’m here…

In this post I want to explore question of drug dependency, compare harm that can be brought by substance abuse and find out if we should really be afraid of illicit drugs.

I am going to use data from Global Health Data Exchange and World Health Organisation, all of my datasets you can find on GitHub and code for graphs in Jupyter Notebook.

Drug use disorder in the world

Share of population with drug use disorder

On the map above we can see that the prevalence is ranged from 0.4 to 3.5 percent, which is lower than the prevalence of alcohol use disorder (up to 5%)…

Anastasia Lysenko

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