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Country overview: France

Key statistics on the drug situation in France

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 40.7 7 91
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 20.2 2 93
Purity — heroin brown (%) 2011 7.7 5 44
Price per gram — heroin brown (EUR) 2011 42 25 143
Cocaine Prevalence of drug use — schools (%) 2011 4.0 1 5
Prevalence of drug use — young adults (%) 2010 1.9 0 4
Prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2010 0.9 0 2
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 6.9 0 41
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 5.1 0 45
Purity (%) 2011 45.0 22 61
Price per gram (EUR) 2011 74 50 98
Amphetamines Prevalence of drug use — schools (%) 2011 4.0 1 7
Prevalence of drug use — young adults (%) 2010 0.5 0 4
Prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2010 0.2 0 2
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 0.3 0 65
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 0.3 0 70
Purity (%) 2011 15.4 5 30
Price per gram (EUR) : : 8 28
Ecstasy Prevalence of drug use — schools (%) 2011 3.0 1 4
Prevalence of drug use — young adults (%) 2010 0.4 0 3
Prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2010 0.2 0 2
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 0.3 0 1
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 0.2 0 2
Purity (mg of MDMA base per unit) 2011 71 43 133
Price per tablet (EUR) 2011 7 4 17
Cannabis Prevalence of drug use — schools (%) 2011 39.0 5 42
Prevalence of drug use — young adults (%) 2010 17.5 0 18
Prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2010 8.4 0 10
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 47.8 4 69
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 71.1 3 78
Potency — herbal (%) 2011 10.6 1 11
Potency — resin (%) 2011 11.9 4 16
Price per gram — herbal (EUR) 2011 10 5 23
Price per gram — resin (EUR) 2011 7 3 18
Prevalence of problem drug use Problem drug use (rate/1 000) 2011 7.8 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 1.3 0.0 51.5
HIV prevalence (%) 2010 7.2 0 34
HCV prevalence (%) : : 18 65
Drug-related deaths (rate/million) 2010 7.9 1.0 135.7
Health and social responses Syringes distributed 2010 13 800 000 0 13 800 000
Clients in substitution treatment 2010 145 000 188 177 993
Treatment demand All clients 2011 47 519 224 119 652
New clients 2011 11 192 18 47 566
All clients with known primary drug 2011 36 858 224 114 904
New clients with known primary drug 2011 10 123 163 44 984
Drug law offences Number of reports of offences 2010 157 341 388 415 354
Offences for use/possession 2010 135 447 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