Germany Country Drug Report 2018

Key statistics

Most recent estimates and data reported

  EU range
  Year Country data Min. Max.

* PWID — People who inject drugs.

Cannabis
Lifetime prevalence of use - schools (% , Source: ESPAD) n.a. n.a. 6.5 36.8
Last year prevalence of use - young adults (%) 2015 13.3 0.4 21.5
Last year prevalence of drug use - all adults (%) 2015 6.1 0.3 11.1
All treatment entrants (%) 2016 39.5 1.0 69.6
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2016 56.2 2.3 77.9
Quantity of herbal cannabis seized (kg) 2015 5954.5 12 110855
Number of herbal cannabis seizures 2015 32353 62 158810
Quantity of cannabis resin seized (kg) 2015 1874.4 0 324379
Number of cannabis resin seizures 2015 6059 8 169538
Potency - herbal (% THC) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2016 n.a. 0 59.90
Potency - resin (% THC) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2016 n.a. 0 70.00
Price per gram - herbal (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2016 n.a. 0.60 111.10
Price per gram - resin (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2016 n.a. 0.2 38.0
Cocaine
Lifetime prevalence of use - schools (% , Source: ESPAD) n.a. n.a. 0.9 4.9
Last year prevalence of use - young adults (%) 2015 1.2 0.2 4.0
Last year prevalence of drug use - all adults (%) 2015 0.6 0.1 2.3
All treatment entrants (%) 2016 6.7 0.0 36.6
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2016 6.4 0.0 35.5
Quantity of cocaine seized (kg) 2015 1870.6 1.00 30295
Number of cocaine seizures 2015 3592 19 41531
Purity (%) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2016 n.a. 0 99.00
Price per gram (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2016 n.a. 3.00 303.00
Amphetamines
Lifetime prevalence of use - schools (% , Source: ESPAD) n.a. n.a. 0.8 6.5
Last year prevalence of use - young adults (%) 2015 1.9 0.0 3.6
Last year prevalence of drug use - all adults (%) 2015 1 0.0 1.7
All treatment entrants (%) 2016 16.9 0.2 69.7
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2016 19.4 0.3 75.1
Quantity of amphetamine seized (kg) 2015 1470.8 0 3380
Number of amphetamine seizures 2015 10388 3 10388
Purity - amphetamine (%) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2016 n.a. 0 100.00
Price per gram - amphetamine (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2016 n.a. 2.50 76.00
MDMA
Lifetime prevalence of use - schools (% , Source: ESPAD) n.a. n.a. 0.5 5.2
Last year prevalence of use - young adults (%) 2015 1.3 0.1 7.4
Last year prevalence of drug use - all adults (%) 2015 0.6 0.1 3.6
All treatment entrants (%) 2016   0.0 1.8
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2016   0.0 1.8
Quantity of MDMA seized (tablets) 2015 2218050 0 3783737
Number of MDMA seizures 2015 4015 16 5259
Purity (MDMA mg per tablet) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2016 8 - 462 1.90 462.00
Purity (MDMA % per tablet) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2016 n.a. 0 88.30
Price per tablet (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2016 n.a. 1.00 26.00
Opioids
High-risk opioid use (rate/1 000) 2015 2.8 0.3 8.1
All treatment entrants (%) 2016 31.9 4.8 93.4
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2016 13.5 1.6 87.4
Quantity of heroin seized (kg) 2015 329.9 0 5585
Number of heroin seizures 2015 3061 2 10620
Purity - heroin (%) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2016 n.a. 0 92.00
Price per gram - heroin (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2016 n.a. 4.00 296.00
Newly diagnosed HIV cases related to Injecting drug use -- aged 15-64 (cases/million population, Source: ECDC) 2016 1.5 0 33.00
HIV prevalence among PWID* (%) n.a. n.a. 0 31.50
HCV prevalence among PWID* (%) n.a. n.a. 14.60 82.20
Injecting drug use -- aged 15-64 (cases rate/1 000 population) n.a. n.a. 0.10 9.20
Drug-induced deaths -- aged 15-64 (cases/million population) 2016 23.6 1.40 132.30
Health and social responses
Syringes distributed through specialised programmes n.a. n.a. 22 6469441
Clients in substitution treatment 2016 78500 229 169750
Treatment demand
All entrants 2016 94467 265 119973
First-time entrants 2016 29083 47 39059
All clients in treatment : n.a. 1286 243000
Drug law offences
Number of reports of offences 2016 302594 775 405348
Offences for use/possession 2016 231926 354 392900

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