Key findings 2015

Georgian students reported prevalence rates higher or slightly higher than the ESPAD average for five of the eight key variables studied. Heavy episodic drinking in the last 30 days, for example, was reported by 41 % of the students in Georgia, compared to the ESPAD average of 35 %. In addition, the results for lifetime use of illicit drugs other than cannabis, tranquillisers or sedatives without prescription, inhalants and NPS were all above average. For three of the variables the results were below average. This was true for last-30-day use of cigarettes, last-30-day use of alcohol and for lifetime use of cannabis. The overall impression is that the substance-use habits of Georgian students did not differ greatly from the ESPAD average, even though the prevalence rates more often were above rather than below average.

Country contacts: 

Lela Sturua
Principal Investigator

National Center for Disease Control and Public Health
9, M. Asatiani street
0186 Tbilisi
Tel: +995 32 2388946
Mob: +995 599 111797