European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Drug use amongst prisoners in Europe
National routine information on drug use and patterns of use amongst prisoners is rare. Most of the data available in the EU come from ad-hoc studies amongst prisoners, carried out at...
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Drug-related infectious diseases in Europe
Drug-related infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis B and C are among the most serious health consequences of drug use. Even in countries where HIV prevalence in injecting drug...
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Health and social responses to drug problems in Europe
Health and social responses data reported here comprises information on the availability of different types of needle and syringe programmes (NSPs) in the country, including prison-,...
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Problem drug use in Europe
‘Problem drug use’ is defined by the EMCDDA as ‘injecting drug use or long duration / regular use of opioids, cocaine and/or amphetamines’. This definition specifically includes regular...
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Drug seizures in Europe
Data on drug seizures relate to all seizures made in each country during the year by all law enforcement agencies (police, customs, national guard, etc.). Caution is required in relation...
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Drug law offences in Europe
Reports of offences against national drug legislation (use, possession, trafficking, etc.) reflect differences in law but also the different ways in which the law is enforced and applied,...
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Drug treatment demand in Europe
Information on the number of people entering treatment for a drug problem provides insight into general trends in problem drug use and also offers a perspective on the organisation and...
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Price, purity and potency of drugs in Europe
Street prices of cannabis, heroin, cocaine and amphetamine are provided in euros per gram, of LSD in euros per unit/dose, and of ecstasy in euros per tablet. Data on prices come from a...
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Drug overdose deaths in Europe
Drug-related mortality is a complex phenomenon, which accounts for a considerable percentage of deaths among young people in many European countries. The EMCDDA, in collaboration with...
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Prevalence of drug use in Europe
Prevalence and patterns of drug use in the general population (adults or school children) is assessed through surveys based on representative probabilistic samples of the whole population...
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