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Country overview: Slovakia

Key statistics on the drug situation in Slovakia

Drug/Indicator Key statistic Year Data EU range
Min. Max.
Opioids Problem opioid use (rate/1 000) 2008 1.3 0.26 8.2
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 33.7 7 91
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 22.7 2 93
Purity — heroin brown (%) 2011 4.5 5 44
Price per gram — heroin brown (EUR) 2011 35 25 143
Cocaine Prevalence of drug use — schools (%) 2011 2.0 1 5
Prevalence of drug use — young adults (%) 2010 0.4 0 4
Prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2010 0.2 0 2
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 0.8 0 41
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 1.6 0 45
Purity (%) 2011 46.7 22 61
Price per gram (EUR) 2011 80 50 98
Amphetamines Prevalence of drug use — schools (%) 2011 2.0 1 7
Prevalence of drug use — young adults (%) 2010 0.3 0 4
Prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2010 0.1 0 2
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 38.2 0 65
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 41.9 0 70
Purity (%) 2011 10.1 5 30
Price per gram (EUR) : : 8 28
Ecstasy Prevalence of drug use — schools (%) 2011 4.0 1 4
Prevalence of drug use — young adults (%)

2010

0.9 0 3
Prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2010 0.5 0 2
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 0.1 0 1
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 0.2 0 2
Purity (mg of MDMA base per unit) 2011 77 43 133
Price per tablet (EUR) 2011 9 4 17
Cannabis Prevalence of drug use — schools (%) 2011 27.0 5 42
Prevalence of drug use — young adults (%) 2010 7.3 0 18
Prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2010 3.6 0 10
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 19.2 4 69
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 27.3 3 78
Potency — herbal (%) 2011 7.7 1 11
Potency — resin (%) 2011 9.6 4 16
Price per gram — herbal (EUR) 2011 15 5 23
Price per gram — resin (EUR) 2011 16 3 18
Prevalence of problem drug use Problem drug use (rate/1 000) 2008 2.68 2.1 10.0
Injecting drug use (rate/1 000) 2006 4.9 0.2 5.7
Drug-related infectious diseases/deaths HIV infections newly diagnosed (rate/million) 2011 0.2 0.0 51.5
HIV prevalence (%) 2011 0.4 0 34
HCV prevalence (%) : : 18 65
Drug-related deaths (rate/million) 2011 3.9 1.0 135.7
Health and social responses Syringes distributed 2011 321 532 0 13 800 000
Clients in substitution treatment 2011 500 188 177 993
Treatment demand All clients 2011 2 313 224 119 652
New clients 2011 1 037 18 47 566
All clients with known primary drug 2011 2 052 224 114 904
New clients with known primary drug 2011 954 163 44 984
Drug law offences Number of reports of offences 2011 1 204 388 415 354
Offences for use/possession 2011 626 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