General population surveys (GPS) are one of the core tools underpinning the EMCDDA's prevalence and patterns of drug use key indicator which enables the collection and interpretation of harmonised, good quality data at European level. These probabilistic surveys are undertaken among the general population and can provide an overview of the prevalence of experimental and recreational drug use. On this page you can find links to a range of resources related to this topic.
The Prevalence of drug use section in our Statistical Bulletin gives access to the latest general population survey data from countries across Europe. It also provides historical data, data visualisations and detailed methodological information on interpreting survey data.