Do more people in Europe need treatment for problems related to cocaine use? An analysis of cocaine treatment demand in 10 Western European countries

Last updated on 3-1-2023 by Lieke Vervoort

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Background   Recent signals from different European monitoring sources have indicated increased cocaine production and availability. To investigate these signals, in 2018, EMCDDA conducted a targeted ‘trendspotter’ study to analyse information from different areas, including use and problems, market, and responses to cocaine related problems. This study suggested that the European drug market appears to be experiencing a surge in the availability of high-purity cocaine, with existing epidemiological data possibly suggesting increased use among specific groups.   The in…

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