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Please note that the information on this page is based on the EMCDDA Annual report 2011: the state of the drugs problem in Europe. Most statistical data relate to the year 2009 (or the last year available).

Annual report 2011: the state of the drugs problem in Europe
Cocaine and crack cocaine

Published: 15 November 2011

Introduction

Cocaine remains the second most commonly used illicit drug in Europe, although prevalence levels and trends differ considerably between countries. High levels of cocaine use are observed only in a small number of mostly western European countries, while elsewhere the use of this drug remains limited. There is also considerable diversity among cocaine users, including occasional users and more socially integrated regular users, who commonly snort cocaine powder, and more marginalised and often dependent users, who inject cocaine or use crack cocaine.

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Page last updated: Friday, 28 October 2011