Chapter 1: Drug situation

This chapter provides an overview of the situation of drug use and supply in the EU and Norway and highlights recent developments and emerging trends.

Drug use in the general population

Prevalence and patterns of drug use in the general population  |  Trends in drug use among the general population

Problem drug use

Demand for treatment

Substances  |  Trends  |  Patterns of use and routes of administration  |  Social characteristics

Drug-related infectious diseases

Prevalence and trends in HIV and AIDS  |  Prevalence of and trends in hepatitis C virus infection  |  Prevalence of and trends in hepatitis B virus infection  |  Notified cases of hepatitis B and C

Drug-related deaths and mortality among drug users

Impact of drug-related deaths  |  Risk factors  |  Characteristics of victims  |  Deaths due to substances other than opiates  |  Trends in acute drug-related deaths  |  Overall mortality among problem drug users  |  Trends in mortality among problem drug users

Drug-related crime

Drug law offences  |  Drug users in the criminal justice system: prisoners

Drug markets and availability

Cannabis  |  Heroin  |  Cocaine  |  Synthetic drugs: amphetamines, ecstasy and LSD