Czech Republic


Key results 2015

The Czech students scored around average for two of the eight key variables: lifetime use of illicit drugs other than cannabis and lifetime use of inhalants, while lifetime NPS use was somewhat higher. For the remaining variables the Czech results were definitely above the ESPAD average. Most notable is that lifetime use of cannabis and lifetime use of tranquillisers or sedatives without prescription were more than twice as high as the average (37 % versus 16 % and 16 % versus 6 %, respectively). In addition, last-30-day alcohol use and heavy episodic drinking were clearly above average, as was last-30-day cigarette use. The main impression, in the ESPAD context, is that Czech students tend to display relatively extensive substance-use rates.

Country facts:
Area: 43100 km2
Population: 5,5 million

Country contacts: 

Pavla Chomynová
Principal Investigator

Czech National Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Addiction
Office of the Government of the Czech Republic
Nabrezi E. Benese 4
11801 Prague 1
Tel: +420 224 003 872

Ladislav Csémy
Associated Principal Investigator

National Institute of Mental Health
Topolova 748
250 67 Klecany
Tel: +420 283 088 430