European Drug Report infographic made by Statista.com
In 2012 Estonia had Europe’s worst drug-induced death rate, with 190.8 deaths per million of the population, a mortality rate that is twice of the second placed Norway, which had 75.9 deaths per million of the population, while Ireland rounds off the top three with 70.5.

A possible explanation of the Estonian issue is a synthetic form of heroin, which is hundreds of times more potent than morphine and it is clandestinely imported by Russia. Since 2002 this kind of drug caused an overdose boom which concerned above all the Baltic country.

Do you think there are other explanations?

Why are the richest countries most affected by this issue?

Why are most of those countries in the northern part of the continent?

Do you think the EU should launch a common project against the drug problem?