Chapter 3: Selected issues

This chapter highlights three specific issues relating to the drug problem in Europe: drug and alcohol use among young people; social exclusion and reintegration; and public expenditure in the area of drug-demand reduction.

Drug and alcohol use among young people

Prevalence, attitudes and trends  |  Initiation, patterns and risk factors  |  Deaths and hospital emergencies  |  Legal responses and recommendations  |  A broad continuum of needs and responses

Social exclusion and reintegration

Definitions and concepts  |  Drug-use patterns and consequences observed among socially excluded populations  |  Relationship between social exclusion and drug use  |  Social reintegration

Public expenditure in the area of drug-demand reduction

Limitation and reliability of data  |  Expenditure in drug-demand reduction  |  Repartition of expenditure  |  Final considerations