Key statistics in Greece 2017

Greece Country Drug Report 2017

Key statistics

Most recent estimates and data reported

  EU range
  Year Country data Min. Max.
Cannabis
Lifetime prevalence of use — schools (% , Source: ESPAD) 2015 9.1 6.5 36.8
Last year prevalence of use — young adults (%) No data No data 0.4 22.1
Last year prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) No data No data 0.3 11.1
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 19 3 71
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 34 8 79
Quantity of herbal cannabis seized (kg) 2015 2 473.6 4 45 816
Number of herbal cannabis seizures 2015 5 499 106 156 984
Quantity of cannabis resin seized (kg) 2015 329.9 1 380 361
Number of cannabis resin seizures 2015 542 14 164 760
Potency — herbal (% THC)  (minimum and maximum values registered) No data No data 0 46
Potency — resin (% THC)   (minimum and maximum values registered) No data No data 0 87.4
Price per gram — herbal (EUR)   (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 8-25 0.6 31.1
Price per gram — resin (EUR)   (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 15-35 0.9 46.6
Cocaine
Lifetime prevalence of use — schools (% , Source: ESPAD) 2015 1.3 0.9 4.9
Last year prevalence of use — young adults (%) No data No data 0.2 4
Last year prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) No data No data 0.1 2.3
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 7 0 37
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 9 0 40
Quantity of cocaine seized (kg) 2015 101.5 2 21 621
Number of cocaine seizures 2015 575 16 38 273
Purity (%) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 20.6-98 0 100
Price per gram (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 60-110 10 248.5
Amphetamines
Lifetime prevalence of use — schools (% , Source: ESPAD) 2015 1.6 0.8 6.5
Last year prevalence of use — young adults (%) No data No data 0.1 3.1
Last year prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) No data No data 0 1.6
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 0 0 70
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 0 0 75
Quantity of amphetamine seized (kg) 2015 2 0 3 796
Number of amphetamine seizures 2015 16 1 10 388
Purity — amphetamine  (%)  (minimum and maximum values registered) No data No data 0 100
Price per gram — amphetamine (EUR)  (minimum and maximum values registered) No data No data 1 139.8
MDMA
Lifetime prevalence of use — schools (% , Source: ESPAD) 2015 1.3 0.5 5.2
Last year prevalence of use — young adults (%) No data No data 0.1 6.6
Last year prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) No data No data 0.1 3.4
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 0 0 2
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 0 0 2
Quantity of MDMA seized (tablets) 2015 300 54 5 673 901
Number of MDMA seizures 2015 56 3 5 012
Purity (mg of MDMA base per unit)  (minimum and maximum values registered) No data No data 0 293
Price per tablet (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) No data No data 0.5 60
Opioids
High-risk opioid use (rate/1 000) 2015 2.4 0.3 8.1
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 70 4 93
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 53 2 87
Quantity of heroin seized (kg) 2015 567 0 8 294
Number of heroin seizures 2015 2 957 2 12 271
Purity — heroin (%)  (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 2.2-85.6 0 96
Price per gram — heroin (EUR)  (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 15-30 3.1 214
Newly diagnosed HIV cases related to injecting drug use  (cases/million population, Source: ECDC) 2015 6.4 0 44
HIV prevalence among PWID* (%) 2015 5.7-  9.4 0 30.9
HCV prevalence among PWID* (%) 2015 54.8 - 69.6 15.7 83.5
Injecting drug use (cases rate/1 000 population) 2015 0.8 0.2 9.2
Drug-induced deaths — all adults (cases/million population) 2015 8.7 1.6 102.7
Health and social responses
Syringes distributed through specialised programmes 2015 268 157 164 12 314 781
Clients in substitution treatment 2015 10 082 252 168 840
Treatment demand
All clients 2015 4 087 282 124 234
First-time clients 2015 1 586 24 40 390
Drug law offences
Number of reports of offences 2015 23 748 472 411 157
Offences for use/possession 2015 17 386 359 390 843

* PWID — People who inject drugs.

NBData to calculate the mortality rate for all adults (15-64 years) are not available, however the mortality rate for all ages is 8.7 cases per million


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