• The first general population survey (GPS) on licit and illicit drugs

    Substance Abuse among the General Population in the Republic of Croatia (2,66 MB)In 2011, on the initiative of the Office for Combating Drugs Abuse (OCDA), Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar conducted first general population survey on licit and illicit drugs (N=4 756). According to this survey, lifetime prevalence for any illicit drug was 16% of the sample (15-64 years of age). Cannabis is the most prevalent illicit drug among the general population (15.6%), while prevalence for other drugs was significantly lower. In the last year and the last month, cannabis was used by 5% and 3.1% of the respondents. Lifetime prevalence of amphetamine was reported by 2.6% of the sample, ecstasy 2.5%, cocaine 2.3%, LSD 1.4% and heroin 0.4%.

    Quarter (25.7%) of the young adults (15-34) of the sample indicated any drug consumption in their life. In this age group, lifetime prevalence of cannabis was 25.3%, amphetamines 5.1%, ecstasy 4.6%, cocaine 3.8%, LSD 2.4%, and heroin 0.5%. In the last year cannabis was used by 11.0% and in the last month by 6.1% of young adults.

    The report on GPS is available for download in PDF.

  • Conference on Early Warning System on New Psychoactive Substances, Zagreb, 19th April 2011

    The first National Conference on Early Warning System in the case of new psychoactive substances (Early Warning System) will be held in Zagreb on 19th April 2011. The Conference is jointly organized by the Office for Combating Drug Abuse of the Croatian Government and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), with the aim of providing professional support the development of national information systems for drugs.

    The main objective of this conference is to present EU and national Early Warning System on New Psychoactive Substances to the wider audience of different professionals at the grassroots level that will be expected to participate actively in the national system.

    It will also be presented basic aims and principles of the EU Early Warning System on New Psychoactive Substances, together with good practice models of Austria and Netherlands, followed by the presentation of Croatian model and detailed explanation of role and expectations from professionals at the 3rd level of the national system. In the timeframe foreseen for discussion a Form for collection of information for comments and finalization will be presented to participants.

    Agenda – Conference on Early Warning System, Zagreb

  • Croatian Report on the Drug situation 2010 (EN)

    Croatian Report on the drug situation 2010 (2,40 MB)2010 NATIONAL REPORT (2009 data) to the EMCDDA by the Office for Combating Drugs Abuse of the Government of the Republic of Croatia

    Summary

  • EARLY WARNING SYSTEM (EWS) – January-March, 2010 (EN)

    EARLY WARNING SYSTEM (EWS) – January-March, 2010 (EN)

  • Drugged driving can kill: a new Pompidou Group television spot

    The PG has launched a dramatic 30-second television spot on a young woman in hospital after a drug-induced car accident. Many accidents and deaths on European roads are caused by drivers whose performance is impaired by psychoactive substances.  The launching of the spot marks 30th anniversary of the Pompidou Group at the Council of Europe.
    »suite Spot in English, French, German, Italian, Russian. Spot is available on official Pompidou Group website www.coe.int.

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