Infographic: clients entering treatment for amphetamines in Europe

This infographic, developed to accompany the miniguide Stimulants: health and social responses in Europe presents some key statistics on clients entering treatment with amphetaminces as their primary drug, in the EU-27, Norway and Turkey. For more detailed statistics on treatment demand, as well as methodological information, please refer to the Data section of our website.

Source of referral of clients entering treatment
Amphetamines clients treatment entrants by setting

 

Accommodation type of amphetamines clients entering treatment
Gender distribution of treatment entrants
Education status of amphetamines clients entering treatment
Labour status of clients entering treatment
Type of amphetamines
Frequency of amphetamines use in the past 30 days (%)

 

Source data

Table 1. Source of referral for amphetamines clients entering treatment
Referral Percent Number
Criminal justice system 15 3155
Health care system 25 5384
Self-referred 52 11164
Other 8 1755
Table 2. Amphetamines treatment entrants by setting
Setting % number
Outpatient 60 11731
Inpatient 30 5912
Other 9 1791
Table 3. Accommodation type of clients entering treatment
Type Percent number
Stable 74 15046
Unstable 16 3153
Other 10 2037
Table 4. Gender distribution of treatment entrants
Gender Percentage (%)
Males 75
Females 25
Table 5. Education status of amphetamines clients entering treatment
Education level % number
Primary not completed 2 310
Primary level 30 5542
Secondary level 63 11582
Higher education 6 1064
Table 6. Labour status of clients entering treatment
Status Percent Number
Occasionally employed 9 1729
Regularly employed 32 6138
Student 7 1281
Unemployed 38 7166
On social welfare 10/td> 1909
Other 4 754
Table 7. Type of amphetamines
Type % Number
Amphetamine 53 10213
Methamphetamine 47 9222
Table 8. Frequency of amphetamines use in the past 30 days (%)
Frequency Percentage (%) number
daily 30 4925
4-6 days per week 14 2340
2-3 days per week 17 2755
once a week or less 13 2201
not used in the last 30 days 27 4425
Figure. Stacked column chart
Country <30 30-39 40+
Turkey 178 87 70
Finland 91 70 73
Bulgaria 4 7 0
Hungary 15 15 13
Austria 63 71 62
Lithuania 14 16 22
Poland 52 41 106
Estonia 7 13 7
Latvia 3 6 3
Luxembourg 2 4 2
Sweden 129 136 275
Czechia 10 10 22
Belgium 13 18 30
Slovakia 7 12 15
Romania 9 27 8
Slovenia 15 26 33
Cyprus 1 4 0
Italy 64 87 222
Denmark 29 30 114
Ireland 37 80 118
Netherlands 37 50 165
Norway 41 79 166
Greece 7 26 19
France 49 127 289
Croatia 9 29 59
Portugal 5 7 43
Spain 35 118 297
Malta 0 3 0

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