Data on drug-related emergencies in Greece are not systematically collected, but some data are available from various sources, such as the Poison Information Centre and drug treatment services.
The Poison Information Centre reported 213 confirmed drug-related emergency cases in 2017, of which 53 % were related to polydrug use. Benzodiazepines, cannabis and opioids were the illicit substances most frequently identified.
The medical service of the drug treatment agency Organisation Against Drugs (OKANA), which operates in Athens, in 2017 responded to 11 drug-related emergency cases, all of which were related to the use of heroin and benzodiazepines. This figure demonstrates a considerable decline when compared with the 66 cases reported in 2016 and may be partly explained by the closing of services reporting the data.