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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Study reveals the most commonly used illicit drugs in Romania

Romania continues to be among the European countries with the lowest drug use, remaining below the European average for most drugs, according to the National Anti-Drug Agency - ANA’s sixth study on the prevalence of drug use in the general population - GPS 2019.

The new psychoactive substances (NPS) are the most commonly used illicit drugs in Romania, followed by cannabis, cocaine/crack, over-the-counter drugs, and ecstasy. On the other hand, the lowest values were recorded for heroin, LSD, amphetamines, and solvents/inhalants, Agerpres reported.

The study also said that the experimental use (at least once in a lifetime), at the general population level, is 10.7%. The prevalence for the last year (recent use) is 6%, while for the last month (current consumption) is 3.9%.

By age groups, the highest prevalence, regardless of the period analyzed, is in the 15-34 years age segment.

The drugs for which the study said there is a decrease in the prevalence of lifelong use are LSD, over-the-counter drugs, solvents/inhalants, and amphetamines.

Data for this study were collected between October and November 2019 and analyzed in 2020. The study was conducted on a sample of 7,200 respondents, with an oversampling in the Bucharest-Ilfov region of 1,500 subjects.

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Study reveals the most commonly used illicit drugs in Romania

Romania continues to be among the European countries with the lowest drug use, remaining below the European average for most drugs, according to the National Anti-Drug Agency - ANA’s sixth study on the prevalence of drug use in the general population - GPS 2019.

The new psychoactive substances (NPS) are the most commonly used illicit drugs in Romania, followed by cannabis, cocaine/crack, over-the-counter drugs, and ecstasy. On the other hand, the lowest values were recorded for heroin, LSD, amphetamines, and solvents/inhalants, Agerpres reported.

The study also said that the experimental use (at least once in a lifetime), at the general population level, is 10.7%. The prevalence for the last year (recent use) is 6%, while for the last month (current consumption) is 3.9%.

By age groups, the highest prevalence, regardless of the period analyzed, is in the 15-34 years age segment.

The drugs for which the study said there is a decrease in the prevalence of lifelong use are LSD, over-the-counter drugs, solvents/inhalants, and amphetamines.

Data for this study were collected between October and November 2019 and analyzed in 2020. The study was conducted on a sample of 7,200 respondents, with an oversampling in the Bucharest-Ilfov region of 1,500 subjects.

[email protected]

(Photo source: Volodymyr Maksymchuk/Dreamstime.com)

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