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Key results 2015

For one of the eight key variables the Greek results were clearly below the ESPAD average, namely lifetime use of cannabis, which was reported by 9 % of the Greek students, compared to the overall average of 16 %. For lifetime use of illicit drugs other than cannabis, tranquillisers or sedatives without prescription and NPS the Greek results were similar to the overall results. Cigarette use in the last 30 days was also more or less in line with the ESPAD average. By contrast, lifetime use of inhalants was more common among the Greek students. Close to three quarters of the Greek students reported that alcohol use had occurred during the last 30 days, which was well above the average for all countries (48 %), and a slightly higher proportion than the ESPAD average reported that heavy episodic drinking had taken place during the same period of time. Even though several key indicators were more or less in line with the ESPAD average the overall picture for Greece in the ESPAD context is a slightly mixed one, with lower results for cannabis use but higher rates for alcohol use.

Country facts:
Area: 131600 km2
Population: 11,3 million

Country contacts: 

Anna Kokkevi 
Principal Investigator

University Mental Health Research Institute (UMHRI)
Soranou tou Efesiou 2
11527 Papagou
Tel: +30 210 6170014

Anastasios Fotiou 
Associated Principal Investigator

University Mental Health Research Institute (UMHRI)
Soranou tou Efesiou 2
11527 Papagou
Tel: +30 210 6170015