Key results 2015

Out of the eight key variables studied, Portuguese students scored lower or in line with the ESPAD average on all of them. The most striking difference was apparent for heavy episodic drinking in the last 30 days, which was reported by only 20 % of the Portuguese students, compared to the ESPAD average of 35 %. Alcohol use in the last 30 days was also lower than the overall average (42 % versus 48 %). Lifetime use of inhalants and lifetime use of NPS were 3 percentage points below the overall average, which is a notable difference, at least in relative terms. Last-30-day cigarette use, lifetime use of inhalants, lifetime use of cannabis, lifetime use of illicit drugs other than cannabis and lifetime use of tranquillisers or sedatives without prescription were all roughly on the same level as the overall average. To conclude, Portuguese students tended to report substance use to a lower degree than students of the average ESPAD country.

Country facts:
Area: 91900 km2
Population: 10,6 million

Country contacts: 

Fernanda Feijão 
Principal Investigator

General-Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (SICAD)
Av. República, nº 61 - 7º
Lisboa  1050-189
Tel: + 351 211 119 049 
Mob: +351 966 496741