European Drug Report 2017

The European drug situation in 2017

This report offers a snapshot of the European drug situation based on the latest available information from EU monitoring activities. A European overview of the drug market, drug use and harms and responses forms the body of this report. This is accompanied by 30 complementary national reports as well as extensive online data and methodological information.

This introductory section features a short analytical comment on some of the key themes emerging from this year’s data. As the drug problems facing Europe are increasingly influenced by and interact with developments occurring internationally, the analysis gains value by being placed in a wider global context. For two important topics, cannabis use among young people and changes in the opioid market, the current European situation and its evolution is compared and contrasted with that in North America, and notable similarities and differences are found to exist.