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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
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23.10.2020

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

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16.10.2020

The latest European data on substance use among 15–16-year-old school students will be released on 12 November 2020.