Pubblicato in: Demografia, Devoluzione socialismo, Psichiatria, Unione Europea

Unione Europea. Il 29% della popolazione è drogato con droghe maggiori.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2022-06-27.

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«The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) is the leading authority on illicit drugs in the European Union. The Lisbon-based agency provides independent scientific evidence and analysis on all aspects of this constantly changing threat to individual lives and wider society. Its work contributes to EU and national policies to protect Europe’s citizens from drug-related harms.» [Emcdda]

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Lo European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction ha pubblicato il Report

The drug situation in Europe up to 2022.

An overview and assessment of emerging threats and new developments

The 2022 European Drug Report draws on the latest data available to provide an overview of emerging drug issues affecting Europe. Based on a mixed method approach, utilising data from a range of routine and complementary sources, we present an analysis here of the current situation and also highlight some developments that may have important implications for drug policy and practitioners in Europe.

                         The drug situation in Europe up to 2022

Our overall assessment is that drug availability and use remain at high levels across the European Union, although considerable differences exist between countries.

Approximately 83.4 million or 29 % of adults (aged 15–64) in the European Union are estimated to have ever used an illicit drug, with more males (50.5 million) than females (33.0 million) reporting use. Cannabis remains the most widely consumed substance, with over 22 million European adults reporting its use in the last year. Stimulants are the second most commonly reported category. It is estimated that in the last year 3.5 million adults consumed cocaine, 2.6 million MDMA and 2 million amphetamines. Around 1 million Europeans used heroin or another illicit opioid in the last year. Although the prevalence of use is lower for opioid use than for other drugs, opioids still account for the greatest share of harms attributed to illicit drug use. This is illustrated by the presence of opioids, often in combination with other substances, which was found in around three quarters of fatal overdoses reported in the European Union for 2020. It is important to note that most of those with drug problems will be using a range of substances. We are also seeing considerably more complexity in drug consumption patterns, with medicinal products, non-controlled new psychoactive substances and substances such as ketamine and GBL/GHB now associated with drug problems in some countries or among some groups. This complexity is reflected in an increasing recognition that drug use is linked with, or complicates how we respond to, a wide range of today’s most pressing health and social issues. Among these issues are mental health problems and self-harm, homelessness, youth criminality and the exploitation of vulnerable individuals and communities.

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Nell’economia del presente articolo, il dato di rilievo è espresso da questa frase:

«Approximately 83.4 million or 29 % of adults (aged 15–64) in the European Union are estimated to have ever used an illicit drug»

Ci si rende perfettamente conto dell’enorme giro economico illegale determinato dalla droga.

Esattamente come ci si rende perfettamente conto come un simile potere economico sia in grado di corrompere forze dell’ordine e magistrati.

Tuttavia il problema si configura a livello politico, anche esso corrompibile. Molti partiti politici, massimamente quelli liberal e di sinistra, sono promotori di legislazioni oltremodo tolleranti e ben difficilmente i magistrati erogano condanne detentive agli spacciatori.

Questo stato di cose obbliga a concludere come il problema della droga possa essere risolto solo estromettendo quelle componenti politiche dal potere di governo.

Le ripercussioni sociali sono drammatiche.

L’uso delle droghe comporta la dipendenza farmacologica. Tuttavia il problema è ancora a più alto livello. Sono spinte all’uso degli stupefacenti quelle persone incapaci di percepire nelle sue corrette dimensioni la realtà, e che si rifugiano nei deliri coatti prodotti dalle loro menti malate ed ingigantiti dall’uso di codeste sostanze.

Il tragico è che alla fine esse credono fermamente che i loro deliri siano la realtà.

In termini riduttivi, ma forse più facilmente intuibili, sono persone incapaci di intendere e di volere.

Si deve tristemente costatare però come in un regime retto a suffragio universale codeste persone esercitino il diritto di voto.

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