Since the early 90s, the INPES (French National Institute for Prevention and Health Education), has been conducting, in cooperation with many institutions, a series of surveys which examine the various behaviours and attitudes that the French have regarding health. The health barometer is a telephone health survey of a representative sample of the population of mainland France: nearly 27,700 individuals aged 15 to 85 years took part in the 2010 edition. Conducted from October 2009 to July 2010, this survey was the most recent in a series of five, entitled, "Adult health barometers", conducted in 1992, 1993, 1995, 2000 and 2005. The survey collects information on various health behaviours and attitudes among French people (such as those pertaining to the use of treatments, depression, vaccination, screening practices, physical activity, violence and sexuality). The survey also broaches the subject of legal and illegal drug use using a specific questionnaire designed in partnership with the OFDT, which exploits the data in cooperation with the INPES.
Gambling prevalence and practices in France in 2010
Tendances n° 77, September 2011
Levels of drug use in France in 2010
Tendances N° 76, June 2011
Drug usage levels in France in 2005 - An analysis of the data from the 2005 Health Barometer, relating to psychoactive substance use practices among the adult population
Tendances N° 48, May 2006
Adults and drugs: levels of use and recent trends
Tendances N° 30, June 2003
Drugs in Europe
- 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.