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Het gebruik van legale en illegale drugs in Utrecht en Tilburg


Authors: Marieke Langemeijer, Roelf-Jan van Til, Peter Cohen
Pages: 135
Language: Dutch
Date: 1998
ISBN 90 6993 113 3
Price: € 20


The Netherlands most probably has a far lower number of cannabis users than previously assumed. According to research into drug use in Tilburg and Utrecht, the estimated number of cannabis users in the Netherlands is between 220.000 and 400.000. This represents 1.7 to 3.0 percent of the population ages 12 years and older. Tilburg is a medium-sized town in Southern Holland; Utrecht is the country's fourth largest city and situated in the centre.

The use of other illegal drugs (cocaine, ecstasy, amphetamines, LSD and heroin) is low in both towns. In Utrecht, 6.8 percent of the population had previously used one of the above substances; for Tilburg, this percentage is 3.2 percent. However, the use of other illegal drugs in the month preceding the survey is considerably lower, i.e., 1.4 percent in Utrecht and 0.4 percent in Tilburg. Therefore, much of the consumption of other illegal drugs is experimental rather than regular drug use.

Last update: May 25, 2016