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Country overview: Finland

Key statistics on the drug situation in Finland

Drug/Indicator Key statistic Year Data EU range
Min. Max.
Opioids Problem opioid use (rate/1 000) : : 0.26 8.2
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 62.2 7 91
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 43.8 2 93
Purity — heroin brown (%) : : 5 44
Price per gram — heroin brown (EUR) 2011 115.0–130.0 25 143
Cocaine Prevalence of drug use — schools (%) 2011 1.0 1 5
Prevalence of drug use — young adults (%) 2010 0.6 0 4
Prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2010 0.2 0 2
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 0.1 0 41
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 0.0 0 45
Purity (%) 2011 30.0 22 61
Price per gram (EUR) 2011 60.0–100.0 50 98
Amphetamines Prevalence of drug use — schools (%) 2011 1.0 1 7
Prevalence of drug use — young adults (%) 2010 1.6 0 4
Prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2010 0.8 0 2
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 14.1 0 65
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 11.6 0 70
Purity (%) 2011 18.0 5 30
Price per gram (EUR) 2011 15.0–50.0 8 28
Ecstasy Prevalence of drug use — schools (%) 2011 1.0 1 4
Prevalence of drug use — young adults (%)

2010

1.1 0 3
Prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2010 0.4 0 2
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 0.3 0 1
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 0.8 0 2
Purity (mg of MDMA base per unit) : : 43 133
Price per tablet (EUR) 2011 12.0–20.0 4 17
Cannabis Prevalence of drug use — schools (%) 2011 11.0 5 42
Prevalence of drug use — young adults (%) 2010 11.2 0 18
Prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2010 4.6 0 10
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 13.4 4 69
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 32.9 3 78
Potency — herbal (%) 2011 4.6 1 11
Potency — resin (%) : : 4 16
Price per gram — herbal (EUR) 2011 13.0–20.0 5 23
Price per gram — resin (EUR) 2011 6.0–20.0 3 18
Prevalence of problem drug use Problem drug use (rate/1 000) : : 2.1 10.0
Injecting drug use (rate/1 000) : : 0.2 5.7
Drug-related infectious diseases/deaths HIV infections newly diagnosed (rate/million) 2011 1.5 0.0 51.5
HIV prevalence (%) : : 0 34
HCV prevalence (%) 2009 60.518 65
Drug-related deaths (rate/million) 2011 53.3 1.0 135.7
Health and social responses Syringes distributed 2011 3 539 009 0 13 800 000
Clients in substitution treatment 2011 2 000 188 177 993
Treatment demand All clients 2011 1 443 224 119 652
New clients 2011 249 18 47 566
All clients with known primary drug 2011 1 443 224 114 904
New clients with known primary drug 2011 249 163 44 984
Drug law offences Number of reports of offences 2011 20 469 388 415 354
Offences for use/possession 2011 12 121 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.

Page last updated: Monday, 27 May 2013