Infographic: clients entering treatment for opioids in Europe

This infographic, developed to accompany the miniguide Opioids: health and social responses in Europe presents some key statistics on clients entering treatment with opioids 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
Opioids treatment entrants by setting

 

Accomodation type of clients entering treatment
Gender distribution of treatment entrants
Education status of clients entering treatment
Labour status of clients entering treatment
Type of opioids
Route of administration

Source data

Table 1. Source of referral for cannabis clients entering treatment
Referral Percent Number
Criminal justice system 7.1 4335
Health care system 22.3 13705
Other 8.3 5074
Self-referred 62.3 38216
Table 2. Opioids treatment entrants by setting
Setting % number
Inpatient 8.8 6355
Other 3.3 2421
Outpatient 87.9 63811
Table 3. Accomodation type of clients entering treatment
Type Percent number
Other 2.6 5458
Stable 20.1 41370
Unstable 3.4 7055
Table 4. Gender distribution of treatment entrants
Gender Percentage (%) Number
Females 21.3 15085
Males 78.7 55850
Table 5. Education status of clients entering treatment
Educatioon level % Number
Higher level 7.6 3912
Primary level 20.2 10371
Primary not completed 7.2 3701
Secondary level 65 33376
Table 6. Labour status of clients entering treatment
Status Percent Number
Occasionally employed 9.6 5039
On social welfare 11.3 5922
Other 6.8 3562
Regularly employed 24.5 12870
Student 1.8 934
Unemployed 46 24120
Table 7. Type of opioid
Type % Number
Buprenorphine 4.3 2712
Fentanils 0.8 480
Heroin 79.8 50135
Methadone 5.6 3491
Other opioids 9.5 5981
Table 8. Route of administration
Route Percentage (%) Number
Injecting 30.5 16787
Other 69.5 38201

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