Frequently asked questions (FAQ): drug overdose deaths in Europe (topic overview)

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These pages provide an update on drug-related deaths in Europe, presenting and analysing the latest data on and trends in drug-induced deaths in the European Union, Norway and Turkey. They draw on contributions from specialists from these countries, as well as on information provided by European countries in the annual reporting exercise to the agency. The latest European drug report showed that over 8 200 deaths involving one or more illicit drugs were reported in 2017 in the European Union. This estimate exceeds 9 400 deaths when Norway and Turkey are included. Men account for four fifths of drug-induced deaths. Most of the deaths were premature, affecting people in their thirties and forties.

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