As highlighted by the latest edition of the European Drug Report
is the country with the most drug-induced deaths per million population in Europe. At 103, 82 above the EU average, only Sweden comes close with 100 deaths. At the other end of the scale, Portugal
, where drugs were decriminalised back in 2001, had only 6 per million people. Looking outside of Europe, Estonia's problems are pulled into sharp relief by the rate in the United States
. In 2016, there were a staggering 185 deaths per million.