Estonia Has Europe’s Worst Drug Problem
Why has Estonia become Europe’s run-away leader in drug deaths? The answer is fentanyl, a synthetic form of heroin produced clandestinely in neighbouring Russia. It is hundreds of times more potent than morphine and has caused an overdose boom since it arrived in Estonia sometime around 2002. Elsewhere in Europe, Norway has 75.9 drug-induced deaths per million of the population while Ireland rounds of the top three with 70.5.
This chart shows drug-induced deaths per million of the population in 2012.