Amphetamine users entering treatment in the EU (updated June 2021)

Infographic giving an overview of characteristics of amphetamine users entering treatment in EU in 2019. 75% are male. They use on average 4 times a week. Most users sniff and the highest number of users are located in countrries in Eastern Europe.

Graphic shows characteristics and trends for apmhetmaine users entering treatment (EU-27), including trends.

This graphic is take from the European Drug Report 2021. Full source data and methods and definitions may be found in the Statistical Bulletin 2021.

Graphic source data is provided below for accessibility and reuse purposes.

Chatacteristics of amphetamine users entering treatment

Gender breakdown

Gender
Gender # %
Females 3215 25%
Males 9699 75%

Age

Age
Characteristic Age
Mean age entering treatment 31
Mean age at first use 21

Route of administration

Route Nummber %
Injecting 912 11%
Smoking/inhaling 651 8%
Eating/drinking 1359 16%
Sniffing 5428 65%
Other 37 1%

Treatment status of client

Treatment status
  Number % Number (rounded)
First-time entrants 6277 47% 6000
Previously treated entrants 4860 36% 5000
Unknown 2354 17% 2000
Total 13491   13000

Share of first time entrants for all drugs

Austria < 15%  
Belgium < 15%  
Bulgaria 15% - 30%  
Croatia < 15%  
Cyprus < 15%  
Czechia < 15%  
Denmark < 15%  
Estonia < 15%  
Finland 15% - 30%  
France < 15%  
Germany < 15%  
Greece < 15%  
Hungary < 15%  
Ireland < 15%  
Italy < 15%  
Latvia 15% - 30%  
Lithuania < 15%  
Luxembourg < 15%  
Malta < 15%  
Netherlands < 15%  
Norway < 15%  
Poland 15% - 30%  
Portugal < 15%  
Romania < 15%  
Slovakia < 15%  
Slovenia < 15%  
Spain < 15%  
Sweden < 15%  
Turkey < 15%  

Note. Apart from trends, data are for all treatment entrants with cocaine as primary drug. Trends in first-time entrants are based on 24 countries. Only countries with data for at least 8 of the 11 years are included in the trends graph. Missing values are interpolated from adjacent years. Due to changes in the flow of data at national level, data since 2014 for Italy are not comparable with earlier years.

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