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Country overview: Latvia

Key statistics on the drug situation in Latvia

Drug/Indicator Key statistic Year Data EU range
Min. Max.
Opioids Problem opioid use (rate/1 000) 2010 6.6 0.26 8.2
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 52.9 7 91
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 34.1 2 93
Purity — heroin brown (%) 2011 15.0 5 44
Price per gram — heroin brown (EUR) 2011 35.6–99.6 25 143
Cocaine Prevalence of drug use — schools (%) 2011 4.0 1 5
Prevalence of drug use — young adults (%) 2011 0.3 0 4
Prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2011 0.2 0 2
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 0.4 0 41
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 0.3 0 45
Purity (%) 2011 29.0 22 61
Price per gram (EUR) 2011 42.6–85.3 50 98
Amphetamines Prevalence of drug use — schools (%) 2011 4.0 1 7
Prevalence of drug use — young adults (%) 2011 0.6 0 4
Prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2011 0.3 0 2
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 19.3 0 65
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 28.2 0 70
Purity (%) 2011 20.0 5 30
Price per gram (EUR) 2011 7.1–21.3 8 28
Ecstasy Prevalence of drug use — schools (%) 2011 4.0 1 4
Prevalence of drug use — young adults (%) 2011 0.8 0 3
Prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2011 0.4 0 2
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 0.1 0 1
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 0.0 0 2
Purity (mg of MDMA base per unit) 2011 99 43 133
Price per tablet (EUR) 2011 4.2–7.1 4 17
Cannabis Prevalence of drug use — schools (%) 2011 24.0 5 42
Prevalence of drug use — young adults (%) 2011 7.3 0 18
Prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2011 4.0 0 10
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 11.8 4 69
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 19.8 3 78
Potency — herbal (%) : : 1 11
Potency — resin (%) : : 4 16
Price per gram — herbal (EUR) 2011 7.1–17.0 5 23
Price per gram — resin (EUR) 2011 7.1–17.0 3 18
Prevalence of problem drug use Problem drug use (rate/1 000) 2011 9.49 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 40.4 0.0 51.5
HIV prevalence (%) 2011 11.2 0 34
HCV prevalence (%) : : 18 65
Drug-related deaths (rate/million)

2011

7.9 1.0 135.7
Health and social responses Syringes distributed 2011 338 473 0 13 800 000
Clients in substitution treatment 2011 277 188 177 993
Treatment demand All clients 2011 2 010 224 119 652
New clients 2011 386 18 47 566
All clients with known primary drug 2011 1 972 224 114 904
New clients with known primary drug 2011 369 163 44 984
Drug law offences Number of reports of offences 2011 9 240 388 415 354
Offences for use/possession 2011 4 692 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