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Welcome to ESPAD

This is the home page of the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD).

ESPAD is a collaborative effort of independent research teams in more than 40 European countries and the largest cross-national research project on adolescent substance use in the world.
The overall aim of the project is to repeatedly collect comparable data on substance use among 15-16 year old students in as many European countries as possible.

Latest news
picture of teenage girl seen from behind as she walks towards school. text says: nearly 100 000 students 15-16 years old from 35 countries
11.11.2020

Smoking and drinking among 15–16-year-old school students are showing signs of decline, but there are concerns over potentially risky cannabis use and the challenges posed by new addictive behaviou

Young people looking over a wall
23.10.2020

News release: Upcoming data on substance use and risk behaviours among school students across Europe