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 15.5 3115
Health care system 24.9 4999
Other 9 1802
Self-referred 50.6 10164
Table 2. Amphetamines treatment entrants by setting
Setting % number
Inpatient 22.1 4019
Other 11.4 2074
Outpatient 66.5 12082
Table 3. Accommodation type of clients entering treatment
Type Percent number
Other 1.2 2441
Stable 6.4 13240
Unstable 1.3 2754
Table 4. Gender distribution of treatment entrants
Gender Percentage (%) Number
Females 26.2 4749
Males 73.8 13386
Table 5. Education status of amphetamines clients entering treatment
Education level % number
Higher level 6.1 1020
Primary level 24.1 4014
Primary not completed 1.9 318
Secondary level 67.9 11295
Table 6. Labour status of clients entering treatment
Status Percent Number
Occasionally employed 6.1 1028
On social welfare 11.9 2006
Other 4 675
Regularly employed 31.3 5266
Student 7 1173
Unemployed 39.8 6702
Table 7. Type of amphetamines
Type % Number
Amphetamine 54.2 9846
Methamphetamine 45.8 8329
Table 8. Frequency of amphetamines use in the past 30 days (%)
Frequency Percentage (%) number
2-3 days / week 16.2 4776
4-6 days / week 13.6 4012
Daily 24.3 7164
Not used in the last 30 days 31.5 9265
Once a week or less 14.3 4209

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