Annual report 2010: the state of the drugs problem in Europe

EU drugs agency presents the latest facts, figures, trends and analysis

Consult the latest data and commentary on the drugs problem in Europe in the upcoming Annual report 2010 from the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA). The report, the agency’s flagship publication, will be released in Lisbon in November, offering an overview of the drug situation across the 27 EU Member States, Croatia, Turkey and Norway. Individual chapters dedicated to specific drugs are complemented by updates on: new drugs and emerging trends; drug-related infectious diseases and deaths; and current legal, political, social and health responses to Europe’s drugs problem.   
o    Launch date: Wednesday 10 November 2010
o    Time: 10:00 Western European Time (Lisbon) (11:00 Central European Time)
o    Venue: Conference Centre, Cais do Sodré, Lisbon

Information package — All items will be available at http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/events/2010/annual-report or via the direct links below:

Annual report — downloadable in 22 languages (21 EU plus Norwegian): http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/publications/annual-report/2010

Selected issues — offering an in-depth review of problem amphetamine and methamphetamine use as well as care and treatment for older drug users, downloadable in English with multilingual summaries: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/publications/selected-issues

2010 Statistical bulletin — providing statistical tables and graphs: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/stats10

Country overviews — presenting a brief synopsis of the trends and characteristics of national drug problems: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/publications/country-overviews

Reitox national reports — describing in detail the drug phenomenon in individual countries, downloadable in English: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/publications/national-reports

Press pack — downloadable in 22 languages (also available, MP3 files with the Director’s comments on this year’s findings): http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/about/press

The above products will go online at 10:00 Western European Time (Lisbon time) on 10 November.  Helpdesks will operate at the EMCDDA (Lisbon) on the day of the launch to answer journalists’ questions:   Tel. (351) 211 21 02 00 / 02 97 / 02 59. Helpdesks at the Reitox national focal points will answer country-specific queries (see details at http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/events/2010/annual-report). 

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