Welcome to ESPAD

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

ESPAD is a collaborative effort of independent research teams in more than forty European countries and the largest cross-national research project on adolescent substance use in the world.
The overall aim with 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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Smoking and drinking among 15–16-year-old school students are showing signs of decline, but there are concerns over challenges posed by new drugs and new addictive behaviours.

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The latest European data on substance use among 15–16-year-old school students will be released next week (20 September).