Prevalence – drugs

Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People in England – 2016
This report contains results from an annual survey of secondary school pupils in England in years 7 to 11 (mostly aged 11 to 15). 12,051 pupils in 177 schools completed questionnaires in the autumn term of 2016 | NHS Digital, UK

Drug misuse: findings from the 2016 to 2017 CSEW
Examines the extent and trends in illicit drug use among a sample of 16 to 59 year old residents in households in England and Wales | Home Office, UK

Statistics on Drugs Misuse: England, 2017
This statistical report presents a range of information on drug use by adults and children drawn together from a variety of sources. It focuses on England only where possible although some statistics are only readily available at GB or UK level or for England and Wales combined | NHS Digital, UK

Highways and Buyways: a snapshot of UK drug scenes 2016, (PDF), 2017
A new survey of the street drug market in the UK by DrugWise the online drug information service, has concluded that the primary aims of the PSA which came into force in May 2016 have been achieved. Firstly to close down retail outlets for so-called ‘legal highs’ and second to stop the legal cat and mouse game whereby a drug would be banned only for the chemists to render the drug legal once more by slightly changing the formula. However, of the new drugs, synthetic cannabinoids collectively known as spice in particular, have become street drugs alongside heroin and crack causing continuing problems for vulnerable groups including the rough sleeping and homeless communities and those in prison | DrugWise, UK

Understanding the patterns of use, motives, and harms of New Psychoactive Substances in Scotland (PDF), 2016
This report presents the results of mixed methods research on New Psychoactive Substance use among vulnerable young people, people in contact with mental health services, people affected by homelessness, people who inject drugs and men who have sex with men | Scottish Government, UK

2015 ESPAD Report: Results from the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs, 2016
This report presents the results of the sixth data-collection wave of the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) and marks the 20th anniversary of ESPAD data collection (1995-2015). It is based on information provided by 96 043 students from 35 European countries, 24 of them being Member States of the European Union. About 600 000 students have participated in the successive ESPAD data-collection waves, making the project the most extensive, harmonised data collection on substance use in Europe | ESPAD / EMCDDA, Portugal

Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States: Results from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (PDF), 2016
This national report summarizes key findings from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) for indicators of substance use and mental health among people aged 12 years old or older in the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States | SAMSHA, USA

Drug Misuse: Findings from the 2015/16 Crime Survey for England and Wales
Examines the extent and trends in illicit drug use among a sample of 16 to 59 year old residents in households in England and Wales | Home Office, UK

Statistics on Drugs Misuse: England, 2016
This annual statistical report presents information on drug misuse among both adults and children. The topics covered include: Prevalence of drug misuse, including the types of drugs used; Trends in drug misuse over recent years; Patterns of drug misuse among different groups of the population; Health outcomes related to drug misuse including hospital admissions, drug treatment and number of deaths | HSCIC, UK

UNODC World Drug Report 2016
Around five per cent of the adult population, or nearly 250 million people between the ages of 15 and 64, used at least one drug in 2014, according to the latest World Drug Report released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) | UNODC, USA

Monitoring the future: National survey on drug use 1975 – 2015 (PDF)
Monitoring the Future (MTF) is designed to give sustained attention to substance use among the nation’s youth and adults. It is an investigator-initiated study that originated with and is conducted by a team of research professors at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. The 2015 survey, reported here, is the 41st consecutive survey of 12th-grade students and the 25th such survey of 8th and 10th graders | University of Michigan, USA

The Global Drug Survey results 2016 (PDF)
The world’s largest survey into drug and alcohol use | GDS, UK

European Drug Report 2016: Trends and Developments, 2016
What are the latest trends in drug supply to Europe? What drugs are causing the most harm and concern today? What are the most recent developments in drug prevention, treatment and policy? These and other questions are explored by the EMCDDA in its European Drug Report 2016 | EMCDDA, Portugal

Assessing illicit drugs in wastewater: advances in wastewater-based drug epidemiology, 2016
Assessing illicit drugs in wastewater: advances in wastewater-based drug epidemiology reviews a new approach to estimating drug use in populations, based on the detection and quantification of drugs and their metabolic products in community wastewater | EMCDDA, Portugal

Growing up unequal: gender and socioeconomic differences in young people’s health and well-being, 2016 (PDF)
Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC), a WHO collaborative cross-national study, has provided information about the health, well-being, social environment and health behaviour of 11-, 13- and 15-year-old boys and girls for over 30 years. This latest international report from the study presents findings from the 2013/2014 survey, which collected data from almost 220 000 young people in 42 countries in Europe and North America | WHO, Switzerland

INCB Annual report 2015, 2016
Based on its activities, INCB publishes an annual report that is submitted to ECOSOC through the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. The report provides a comprehensive overview of the drug control situation in various parts of the world. As an impartial body, INCB tries to identify and predict dangerous trends and suggests necessary measures to be taken. In its Annual Report, the Board makes recommendations to Governments and international organizations for improving the global drug control situation | INCB, Austria

United Kingdom Drug Situation:  2015 Ed. UK Focal Point On Drugs, PHE et al, 2016 (PDF)
Annual Report on new developments and trends in policy, prevalence, treatment and criminal justice issues to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) | PHE, Home Office, Scottish Government, Welsh Government, HSSPS, UK

World Drug Report, 2015 (PDF)
Member States are engaged in intensive discussions on the way forward to address the world drug problem. This report is aimed at providing needed research input and informing collective responses to the challenges posed by the production, trafficking and use of illicit drugs | UNODC, USA

European Drug Report, 2015
A graphic-rich report summarising the latest trends across Europe | EMCDDA, Portugal

The Gender Dimension of Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs (NMUPD) in Europe and the Mediterranean Region, 2014 (PDF)
This study aims to explore the gender dimension of non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) in Europe and the Mediterranean region and continues to build on the corpus of knowledge on the subject and also help identify gaps | Pompidou Centre, France