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Country overview: Czech Republic

Key statistics on the drug situation in Czech Republic

Drug/Indicator Key statistic Year Data EU range
Min. Max.
Opioids Problem opioid use (rate/1 000) 2011 1.3 0.26 8.2
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 19.4 7 91
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 9.9 2 93
Purity — heroin brown (%) 2011 14.0 5 44
Price per gram — heroin brown (EUR) 2011 44 25 143
Cocaine Prevalence of drug use — schools (%) 2011 1.0 1 5
Prevalence of drug use — young adults (%) 2011 1.1 0 4
Prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2011 0.6 0 2
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 0.3 0 41
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 0.3 0 45
Purity (%) 2011 45.0 22 61
Price per gram (EUR) 2011 90 50 98
Amphetamines Prevalence of drug use — schools (%) 2011 2.0 1 7
Prevalence of drug use — young adults (%) 2011 1.4 0 4
Prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2011 0.8 0 2
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 65.2 0 65
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 69.6 0 70
Purity (%) 2011 7.0 5 30
Price per gram (EUR) 2011 : 8 28
Ecstasy Prevalence of drug use — schools (%) 2011 3.0 1 4
Prevalence of drug use — young adults (%) 2011 2.5 0 3
Prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2011 1.6 0 2
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 0.1 0 1
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 0.1 0 2
Purity (mg of MDMA base per unit) 2011 43 43 133
Price per tablet (EUR) 2011 6 4 17
Cannabis Prevalence of drug use — schools (%) 2011 42.0 5 42
Prevalence of drug use — young adults (%) 2011 16.1 0 18
Prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2011 8.9 0 10
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 13.2 4 69
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 18.7 3 78
Potency — herbal (%) 2011 7.2 1 11
Potency — resin (%) 2011 11.0 4 16
Price per gram — herbal (EUR) 2011 8 5 23
Price per gram — resin (EUR) : : 3 18
Prevalence of problem drug use Problem drug use (rate/1 000) 2011 5.51 2.1 10.0
Injecting drug use (rate/1 000) 2011 5.3 0.2 5.7
Drug-related infectious diseases/deaths HIV infections newly diagnosed (rate/million) 2011 0.9 0.0 51.5
HIV prevalence (%) 2011 0.3–0.9 0 34
HCV prevalence (%) 2011 18.2 18 65
Drug-related deaths (rate/million) 2011 3.8 1.0 135.7
Health and social responses Syringes distributed 2011 5 398 317 0 13 800 000
Clients in substitution treatment 2011 5 200 188 177 993
Treatment demand All clients 2011 9 284 224 119 652
New clients 2011 4 512 18 47 566
All clients with known primary drug 2011 9 217 224 114 904
New clients with known primary drug 2011 4 486 163 44 984
Drug law offences Number of reports of offences 2011 5 003 388 415 354
Offences for use/possession 2011 1 712 59 391 649

Notes

See the explanatory notes for further information on the methods and definitions.

Only the most recent data are available for each key statistic. Data before 2006 were excluded.

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