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Cocaine use frequency among users in the European Union 2018

In 2018, 27 percent of cocaine users in Europe were using the drug daily, while 37 percent took cocaine between two and six days in a week. Cocaine is a stimulant and is used as a recreational drug, it is often snorted, inhaled or injected

Breakdown of use in Europe

Cocaine is the second most used drug across the population of the European Union, with over five percent of all people using at some point during in lifetime. The United Kingdom had the highest prevalence of cocaine use among adults in Europe in 2019 at almost three percent of adults using during the year. Followed by the Netherlands and Spain with 2.2 percent of their populations using cocaine regularly.

Drug deaths in Europe 

In 2018, 48 percent of those who died as a result of drug use in Europe were aged between 40 and 64 years, while 38 percent of drug deaths were among 25 to 39 year olds. Sweden was the country in Europe with the highest incidence of drug deaths in 2018 at 81 per million population.  

Frequency of cocaine use among users in the last month in Europe in 2018

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September 2020



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