The European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs


Key results 2011

Lifetime use of inhalants was reported by considerably fewer Italian students compared with the average for all countries. The volume of alcohol consumed on the latest drinking day is also below the ESPAD average, and the proportion reporting heavy episodic drinking in the past 30 days is lower as well. On the other hand, higher proportions of the students in Italy reported that they had used alcohol and cigarettes during the past 30 days. Lifetime use of cannabis and non-prescribed use of sedatives and tranquillisers were also more commonly reported by the Italian students. On the whole, though, the Italian differences from the ESPAD average are not striking. In relative terms, the low level of inhalants experience is actually the largest such difference. Apart from this, it can be concluded that Italy is relatively well in line with the average ESPAD country.

Country facts:
Area: 301300 km2
Population: 60,3 million

Country contacts

  • Sabrina Molinaro
  • Dr.
  • National Research Council, Institute of Clinical Physiology
    via Moruzzi 1
    Pisa  56100
  • Tel: +39 050 31 52 094
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    Fax: +39 050 3152095


Last edited: 5/25/2012


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