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Information on the general population surveys key (GPS) indicator

 

General population surveys key epidemiological indicator

General population surveys (GPS)

Prevalence and patterns of drug use among the general population, measured by probabilistic surveys of the adult and school population, is one of five EMCDDA key indicators that assess the drugs situation and allow monitoring of progress towards EU and Member State drug policy targets. Data from general and school population drug surveys provides basic information to help to understand patterns of use, risk perceptions, social and health correlates, and consequences of use of illicit drugs and other psychoactive substances.
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Reported data

The data collected through the GPS key indicator is published annually as part of the EMCDDA's Statistical bulletin. Direct links to the GPS data set for recent years can be found below:

Data is used in many EMCDDA products, including in the following key resoures:

Page last updated: Tuesday, 01 July 2014