Marijuana Addiction and Abuse in Europe

The percentage of students using illicit drugs is lower in Europe than in the U.S.: 18 percent of Europeans reported use in their lifetime. This is significantly lower than the U.S.’s 35 percent rate. The U.S. was tied with France for the second highest rate of lifetime cannabis use. The rates of marijuana use in various European countries varied widely: Italy, the Czech Republic, Finland, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Spain, and Slovenia were higher than in any other country.

The rate of cannabis treatment varies across Europe. In the United Kingdom, cannabis users began entering drug treatment services at a higher rate than in other countries. In Germany, the rate of treatment enrolment was 6.11% higher than in Italy. In France, meanwhile, the rate was 7.1% higher than in Italy. It is important to note that there is no single national drug-use rate.

In the EU, the prevalence of cannabis use among young people is much higher than in the U.S. Over a quarter of the population used it at some point. The rate was over eleven percent in France between 2015 and 2017. In Italy, the highest rate of cannabis use was found. In Spain, the highest rate was 8.6%, followed by Italy at 8.1 percent. In Italy, it was 6.887 percent, and in France, it was five thousand two hundred.

In the EU, cannabis is the most commonly used substance. More than a quarter of the population had tried it at least once. In France, over 11 percent of the population used cannabis between 2015 and 2017. The highest rate of use was found in Spain and Italy, while cocaine had the lowest. And in France, marijuana was the third most commonly used drug, followed by alcohol. It is not surprising that European countries have high rates of drug addiction.

The overall rate of cannabis use in the EU is much higher than in the U.S., with nearly a quarter of the population having used cannabis at one time. In France, over 11 percent of people reported using it in the past month. In Italy, the highest rate was five percent. In France, the highest rates were in Germany. Similarly, the U.S., Ireland, and Poland had the highest rates of ecstasy use in Europe.

In France, the number of people using cannabis has increased. In 2017, it was the most common illicit substance. In contrast, the use of cocaine has declined. Both drugs are more readily available than in the U.S. In Europe, alcohol is a serious problem. About 41,000 people die from alcohol-related causes each year. It is also a major issue in France, with men. A quarter of French men are alcohol-dependent.

The number of patients in medical marijuana treatment in the EU has been rising. The number of people who use cannabis has doubled in the last two decades. The amount of people using cocaine has also increased. While cocaine is still a major problem in the U.S., it is still the most commonly-abused illicit drug in France. In the UK, the rate of cannabis use has doubled, while alcohol is the most popular illicit drug in Belgium.

Despite the rise in cannabis use in the continent, the rate of cannabis addiction in Europe has remained consistent. The number of cannabis users has increased in all countries, but the proportion of women in the European Union is higher than in the U.S. However, in Belgium, the drug is increasingly popular. The number of users has doubled, while the use of heroin decreased by almost half. The number of people in drug treatment centers has increased in all of the countries studied.

In the EU-22, the number of patients with cannabis addiction has increased significantly, while the number of patients undergoing treatment for alcohol abuse has declined in all countries. Furthermore, the use of cannabis in France has increased more rapidly than the other drugs. The AAPC in each country has doubled in the past two decades. Further, the number of patients with primary cannabis problems has risen in the past decade.