Problem drug use prevalence in France – 2006 estimations



OFDT, 30 p., May 2010

Problem Drug Use is one of the EMCCDDA five key indicators.
It is defined as "injecting drug use or long duration/regular use of opioids, cocaine and/or amphetamines" for the 15-64 year old age group.
This OFDT work provides a new estimate for France following the estimates previously produced in 1995 and 1999. This new estimate, between 210,000 and 250,000 problem drug users (central estimation 230,000) is based on data from 2006 and different methods.
This document also provides an estimate of the number of regular heroin users (75,000) and injecting drug users (81,000).

Authors :
Jean-Michel Costes, Laure Vaissade, Emanuella Colasante*, Christophe Palle, Stéphane Legleye, Eric Janssen, Abdalla Toufik, Agnès Cadet-Taïrou
* Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Instituto di Fisiologia Clinica,Rome, Italie

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