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Commissioner

Markos Kyprianou

Presidency of the European Union

Austria 2006 - Presidency of the European Union

Drugs

Drugs

Drug abuse is a major concern in the European Union and a threat to society as a whole. It is associated with ill health and social harm. The EU has up to 2 million problem drug users, half of them injecting, and around 8000 acute drug-related deaths each year, mostly involving young people.