The European statistical agency ESPAD 2007 has recently released some sad data: compared to the other European countries, the Czech teenagers are the most experienced as far as drugs go. About a half of the Czech 16-year-olds who participated in the study (total of 3,914 teenagers) have used an illegal drug in their life, mostly marijuana or hashish. Every 11th student has tried a hard drug such as cocaine or speed. Drug abuse has improved within the last 10 years in all of the 26 participating European countries except in Czech and Slovakia. What is even more unnerving is that ever since 1995 the amount of drug usage in these 2 countries has actually doubled. The ‘good’ news is that since 1999 our kids do not use as many of the hardcore drugs (heroin,pervitin..) as they did in the past and ever since 2003 even the ‘dancing drug’, ecstasy, has decreased in popularity almost in one half.
The ESPAD project has interviewed more than 100,000 students from all over Europe (26 countries). Overall, the study reveals that on average 23% of all of the boys have tried an illegal drug in their life, while only 17% of all of the participating girls have followed their foot steps. The Czech Republic ‘won’ the study, where 46% (!!) of students have experiences with illegal drugs.
As far as legal drugs go, the number of students who smoke on daily basis is the highest in Czech, Estonia, Lithuania and Slovakia (around 13%). The Czech Republic also belongs to the group of countries where the alcohol consumption is on a steady rise.
(Now, I need a drink….)
CZ: Ze skolni studie ESPAD 2007 vyplynulo, ze mladi Cesi maji nevetsi zkusenosti s drogami v cele Evrope. Nelegalni drogu vyzkouselo kolem poloviny vsech tazanych 16-ti letych teenageru (celkem 3914 ceskych zaku) a to zejmena marihuanu a hasis. Tvrdsi drogy zkusil podle vyzkumu kazdy jedenacty skolak. Uzivani drog se za poslednich 10 let vylepsilo v cele Evrope, bohuzel ale krome Cech a Slovenska. Podle ESPADu se prave v techto dvou statech od roku 1995 uzivani drog az zdvojnasobilo. ‘Dobra’ zprava ale je, ze od roku 1999 uzivani tvrdych drog (heroin nebo pervitin) v Cechach neustale klesa a od roku 2003 uzivani tanecni drogy extaze pokleslo skoro o polovinu.
Projekt ESPAD se otazal vice nez 100.000 studentu z cele Evropy v 26-ti evropskych zemi. Z vyzkumu vypliva, ze v zivote jakoukoli nelegalni drogu zkusilo v prumeru 23% chlapcu a 17% divek. Ceska Republika anketu ‘vyhrala’, kde 46% studentu zkusenosti s drogama ma.
Co se tyce legalnich drog,denne pry kouri nejvice studentu v Cesku, Estonsku, Lotyssku a na Slovensku (kolem 13% dotazanych skolaku). Cesko take patri mezi zeme, kde lze videt rostouci trend nadmerneho piti.
(Po techto zdrcujicich zpravach si snad ja dam nejakou tu sklenicku…)
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