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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.

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

EMQ Voluntary Module on New Psychoactive Substances (NPS).pdf
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EMQ availability module.pdf
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About the EMCDDA

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) is the reference point on drugs and drug addiction information in Europe. Inaugurated in Lisbon in 1995, it is one of the EU's decentralised agencies. Read more >>

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Page last updated: Thursday, 10 November 2016