Key results 2015

The results show that the Hungarian students were rather similar to the ESPAD average on at least four of the eight key variables studied. This was true for lifetime use of illicit drugs other than cannabis, non-prescription use of tranquillisers, inhalants and NPS. Lifetime use of cannabis displayed somewhat lower figures for Hungary compared to the overall results (13 % and 16 %, respectively). On the other hand, more Hungarian students reported last-30-day use of alcohol, and heavy episodic drinking had also occurred more frequently compared with the average for all countries. The largest difference, in percentage points, was for cigarette use during the last 30 days (8 percentage points higher in Hungary). Apart from above-average last-30-day use of cigarettes and alcohol, the overall impression, in the ESPAD context, is that Hungarian students display substance-use habits of roughly the same magnitude as the average ESPAD student.

Country facts:
Area: 93000 km2
Population: 10,0 million

Country contacts: 

Zsuzsanna Elekes 
Principal Investigator

Corvinus University of Budapest
Közraktár u. 4-6.
1093 Budapest
Tel: +36 30 2122 591