Untersuchung zum Drogenkonsum von Jugendlichen in Europa 2011
The Flash Eurobarometer on “Youth attitudes on drugs” builds on earlier surveys in order to measure the trend in attitudes of this target group towards drugs. In response to recent developments in the EU drug market, in the current survey, young people were also asked about their experiences with and attitudes towards new substances that imitate the effects of illicit drugs, so-called new psychoactive substances or “legal highs”. The survey’s objective was to study young EU citizens’ attitudes to – and perceptions about – drugs and related issues, such as: a) past and potential information sources about illicit drug use and the related risks and effects; b) perceptions about the availability of specific drugs and self-reported use of cannabis and new psychoactive substances; c) perceived health risks associated with occasional and regular use of various licit and illicit substances (i.e. cocaine, ecstasy, cannabis, alcohol and tobacco); d) attitudes towards banning or regulating illicit drugs, new psychoactive substances, alcohol and tobacco and e) opinions about the effectiveness of alternative drug policies.