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Amphetamine use in the past 12 months in Europe as of 2019*, by country

Finland had the highest prevalence of amphetamine use among adults in Europe in 2019, with approximately 1.7 percent of the population reported to using amphetamine within the last year. This was followed by the Netherlands and Germany, which had 1.4 and 1.2 percent respectively using amphetamines in their country.

Demographics of users in the Netherlands

The age group 18 to 19 years and 25 to 29 years had the highest share of the Dutch population who had taken amphetamines in the last month as of 2018, at 1.7 percent. Additionally, it was among those aged 25 to 29 years which had the largest prevalence of those who had ever used amphetamines.

Use of other drugs in the EU

In the European Union, amphetamines are the fourth most prevalent drug across a person’s lifetime, with 3.7 percent reporting to have taken at some point in their life. Cannabis is the most used drug with over a quarter using in their lifetime. Amphetamines also accounted for six percent of all drug seizures that took place in the EU in 2018.

Prevalence of amphetamine use in the last year in Europe as of 2019*, by country

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Source

Release date

September 2020

Region

Europe

Survey time period

2019*

Age group

15-64 years

Supplementary notes

* Data represents the results for the last survey available in each country.

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