The EU Drug Markets Report 2019 is the third comprehensive overview of illicit drug markets in the European Union by the EMCDDA and Europol.
The analysis presented in the report examines topics such as the links between drugs and other crimes, the licit economy and society more generally as well as the processes and players involved in the trade, from production and trafficking to distribution.
Opioids are a class of drugs that act on the nervous system to produce feelings of pleasure and pain relief. Opioids have a high potential for causing addiction in some people and can cause life-threatening health problems, including the risk of overdose.
Over the years there has been a dramatic rise in the number of drug-related deaths worldwide. Finding ways to tackle the issue has become a public health priority.
This publication provides an update on drug-related deaths in Europe, presenting and analysing the latest data and trends in drug-induced deaths and overall mortality among high-risk drug users in the European Union and beyond.
International Overdose Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.
It is also an opportunity to stimulate discussion about evidence-based overdose prevention and drug policy.
International Overdose Awareness Day acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or suffered a permanent injury due to a drug overdose.
Join us at our upcoming conference on drug-related deaths on the 29th of August in Glasgow, which will mark International Overdose Awareness Day 2019.
EMCDDA, Lisbon, May 2018
Series type: EMCDDA Papers
This report presents information on four types of outcomes from the four different data sources:
Robust messages for the government from the UK’s official drug policy advisers: