Looking back on 25 years of annual reporting on the drugs problem in Europe

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EMCDDA

In this brochure, the EMCDDA's Scientific Director takes us on a journey through 25 years of annual reporting on the drugs problem in Europe.

The journey begins with the first report describing the drug situation in 1995 and leads us, over key milestones, to the latest European Drug Report 2020.

Looking back on a quarter of a century of annual reporting, two things stand out: first, Europe's drugs problem has evolved considerably over this period; and second, this evolution has been accompanied by a dramatic increase in the quantity and quality of the information available on the topic.

The brochure describes reporting through various EU enlargements, and on a rapidly changing drug landscape, and shows how information needs for informed policies have evolved over time.