The most used drug in the Slovak Republic is marijuana. As reported the European Drugs Report 2017 of the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) [1] states in the mapping of the drug situation, almost every ninth of the country’s 15- to 34-year-old population experienced it in the previous year. In statistical terms, it was 9.3 percent of young people, according to estimates, about 4 percent of women and 13.8 percent of men. In an overall comparison of 28 European countries, the average number of marijuana users is 18 percent, with most users documented in the Czech Republic and France [2].

Among other drugs, MCMA was recorded at 1.2%, amphetamines 0.8% and cocaine 0.3% [3].


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[1]        European Drug Report 2017 / Trends and Developments, EMCDDA, 2017


[3]        European Drug Report Package 2017 to available on




The European Drugs Report 2017 was presented by the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) at a meeting of drug experts in Bratislava on 06 June 2017, organized by the National Drug Monitoring Center (NMCD) at the Department of Drug Monitoring of the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic . Its content framework was presented by the EMCDDA research analyst Mrs. Teodora Groshkova. The Slovak specifics were presented by the head of the NMCD, Mr Imrich Šteliar.


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PUBLISHED:   June 06, 2017 / 18:43