Portugal 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 15.3 6.5 36.8
Last year prevalence of use young adults (%) 2012 5.1 0.4 22.1
Last year prevalence of drug use all adults (%) 2012 2.7 0.3 11.1
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 34 3 71
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 51 8 79
Quantity of herbal cannabis seized (kg) 2015 223.7 4 45 816
Number of herbal cannabis seizures 2015 582 106 156 984
Quantity of cannabis resin seized (kg) 2015 2 412 1 380 361
Number of cannabis resin seizures 2015 4 180 14 164 760
Potency herbal (% THC) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 0.2-42.8 0 46
Potency resin (% THC) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 1.1-55.6 0 87.4
Price per gram herbal (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) No data No data 0.6 31.1
Price per gram resin (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) No data No data 0.9 46.6
Cocaine
Lifetime prevalence of use schools (% , Source: ESPAD) 2015 1.7 0.9 4.9
Last year prevalence of use young adults (%) 2012 0.4 0.2 4
Last year prevalence of drug use all adults (%) 2012 0.2 0.1 2.3
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 12 0 37
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 15 0 40
Quantity of cocaine seized (kg) 2015 6 028.7 2 21 621
Number of cocaine seizures 2015 1 079 16 38 273
Purity (%) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 4.9-92.8 0 100
Price per gram (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) No data No data 10 248.5
Amphetamines
Lifetime prevalence of use schools (% , Source: ESPAD) 2015 1.1 0.8 6.5
Last year prevalence of use young adults (%) 2012 0.1 0.1 3.1
Last year prevalence of drug use all adults (%) 2012 0 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 109 1 10 388
Purity amphetamine (%) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 5-98.9 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 1.9 0.5 5.2
Last year prevalence of use young adults (%) 2012 0.6 0.1 6.6
Last year prevalence of drug use all adults (%) 2012 0.3 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 35 484 54 5 673 901
Number of MDMA seizures 2015 180 3 5 012
Purity (mg of MDMA base per unit) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 4.5-136.4 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) 2012 4.9 0.3 8.1
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 49 4 93
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 29 2 87
Quantity of heroin seized (kg) 2015 97 0 8 294
Number of heroin seizures 2015 763 2 12 271
Purity heroin (%) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 2.7-75.4 0 96
Price per gram heroin (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) No data No data 3.1 214
Newly diagnosed HIV cases related to injecting drug use (cases/million population, Source: ECDC) 2015 4.2 0 44
HIV prevalence among PWID* (%) 2015 12 0 30.9
HCV prevalence among PWID* (%) 2015 83.5 15.7 83.5
Injecting drug use (cases rate/1 000 population) 2012 2.2 0.2 9.2
Drug-induced deaths all adults (cases/million population) 2015 5.8 1.6 102.7
Health and social responses
Syringes distributed through specialised programmes 2015 1 004 706 164 12 314 781
Clients in substitution treatment 2015   17 011   252   168 840  
Treatment demand
All clients 2015 3 389 282 124 234
First-time clients 2015   2 024   24   40 390  
Drug law offences
Number of reports of offences 2015 16 102 472 411 157
Offences for use/possession 2015 10 380 359 390 843

* PWID — People who inject drugs.


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