Young Dutch people high in list drug use Europe

Young Dutch people high in list drug use Europe

Young Dutch people use relatively a lot of drugs compared with other Europeans. In the age group 15-34 years was the use of ecstasy (mdma) and amphetamine in 2015, the highest in Europe.

Regarding cocaine and cannabis use, the Netherlands, respectively, second and sixth in the rankings.

That demonstrates from the Tuesday published annual report of the European monitoring Centre for drugs and drug addiction (EMCDDA). For the first time that the country reports included.

On average, 6.6 percent of the men and women of 15 to 34 have used ecstasy, substantially more than number two, Ireland (4.4 percent). Of the men in that age group was that in the Netherlands even 8.5 percent. Also in the use of amphetamines (3 percent) is the difference with the number two, Estonia, great.

There is diving more and more new and powerful synthetic drugs, warns the Lisbon-based centre of expertise. Last year, there were 66.


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Further increasing the number of drugsrelateerde deaths. In 2015, there were 8.441 in the countries surveyed, about 6 percent more than a year earlier. In regards to the number drugsdoden state the Netherlands in the middle bracket, with more than sixteen per million inhabitants.

In the European drug market each year is at least 24 billion euros converted. EU commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos (Home Affairs) pointed to the need for fighting organised crime and the importance of the fight against drugs for the public health.

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