International Overdose Awareness Day : Every 31st of August

Latest estimates show that drug overdose deaths in Europe have risen for the fifth consecutive year, with a record 9 461 lives lost in 2017 (EU 28, Turkey and Norway). Reducing drug-related deaths is therefore a major public health challenge. Ahead of International Overdose Awareness Day, the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) launches today three new online resources looking at drug overdoses in Europe and the interventions in place to prevent them.

This report presents the top-level overview of the drug phenomenon in France, covering drug supply, use and public health problems as well as drug policy and responses. The statistical data reported relate to 2017 (or most recent year) and are provided to the EMCDDA by the national focal point, unless stated otherwise.

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posted on 31 août 2019
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