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Estonia ranks second in Europe in terms of use of opiates

Juhan Tere, BC, Tallinn, 28.06.2010.Print version
The latest World Drugs Report indicated that Estonia ranks second in Europe in terms of use of opiates, writes LETA/National Broadcasting.

According to the report, Estonia follows closely Scotland – 1.5% of the adult population here use opium-based drugs, including heroin. Consumption of cannabis is also growing – this is used by six per cent of the adult population.


Indrek Kalikov, syringe replacement project manager of the Aids Support Centre, noted that experts have remarked an increase in drugs consumption among Estonian-speaking population in particular.


While the international anti-drugs day was celebrated across the world with a number of events on Saturday, Estonia did not pay any attention to this day.

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