Survey on Representations, Opinions and Perceptions regarding Psychoactive Drugs

The EROPP survey measures the French population's opinions and perceptions pertaining to psychotropic drugs and the related public actions. The 2013 survey was the fourth. The first three were conducted in 1999, 2002 and 2008. This telephone survey was based on a randomly surveyed, representative sample of the French population aged 15 to 75 years. The sample comprised households with a landline telephone (2,200) and people who used mobile phones only (300 individuals). The data were collected between 27 October and 25 December 2012.

The individuals were questioned about their use, their perception of the level of danger to health, their perception of users and public legal and illegal drug policies.


Ten years of change in French people's perceptions and opinions regarding drugs (1999-2008)
Tendances N° 71, August 2010

Drugs and public policies : changes in perceptions and opinions, 1999-2002
Tendances N° 28, January 2003

How do the French perceive heroin users?
Tendances N° 8, June 2000

Drugs and Drug Addiction, perceptions and opinions in 1999: First Results
Tendances N° 4, December 1999

Drugs in Europe

2016 EMCDDA European Drug Report

- Drug facts, figures and analyses: across Europe and by country
- Latest trends and legal, political and social responses
- Selected issues: Vulnerable groups of young people; National drug-related research in Europe; Towards a better understanding of drug-related public expenditure in Europe

Country situation summaries

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) website has a concise overview for each EU Member State on their national drug situation, as well as legal texts in their original formats, an indispensable tool for monitoring and analysing legislative developments in the Member States.

The European Union and the drug phenomenon

The European Union & the drug phenomenon : Frequently asked questions , joint publication between the EMCDDA and the European Commission, october 2010, 12 p.