Drug Users in Spain

475,000 people in Spain was believed to have been using cocaine in 2006, making it one of the highest levels of cocaine use in the world.

6,000 Spanish youths between the age of 14 to 18 are reportedly using cocaine on a daily basis.

7.0 percent of the population used cocaine at least once in their lifetime.


2007 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, “Europe and Central Asia: Spain,” United States Department of State, March 2007.

BBC, “Cocaine traces ‘on Spanish euros’,” BBC News, December 25, 2006.

EMCDDA,“Spain Data Sheet.”

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