European Drug Report 2014: Trends and developments


How many new drugs were detected in Europe over the last year? Is cannabis getting stronger? How many Europeans have ever used an illicit drug? What are the latest drug policy developments in the region? These are just some of the questions explored in the European Drug Report: Trends and developments. This report provides a top-level overview of the long-term drug-related trends and developments at European level, while homing in on emerging problems in specific countries. Such a perspective is valuable, as it allows differing national experiences to be understood within the broader European context.

Table of contents

  • Preface
  • Introductory note and acknowledgements
  • Summary: Charting the public health impact of drugs in a changing European market
  • Chapter 1: Drug supply
  • Chapter 2: Drug use and drug-related problems
  • Chapter 3: Health and social responses to drug problems
  • Chapter 4: Drug policies
  • Annex: National data tables

Annotated report

This version is intended to be read online and contains explanatory notes and live links to resources on the EMCDDA website, giving access to electronic publications and online data in the European Drug Report: Data and statistics, where information on methodology, reporting countries and years to which the data pertain is available.