Lack of Current Data on Prevalence of Use Within General Population in Greece

"General population data based on probabilistic sampling have been available at almost regular intervals (every 5 years) already since the mid-1980s from the surveys conducted first by the Psychiatric Clinic of the Athens University Medical School and later by the UMHRI. Moreover, the methodology of the latest survey conducted by UMHRI in 2004 was fully harmonised with the EMCDDA standards for surveys (see, thereby permitting comparability between the situation in Greece and the situation in other European countries. It is noted, however, that since 2004 there has been no repeat survey of a representative general population sample."


University Mental Health Research Institute, "2012 National Report (2011 Data) to the EMCDDA by the Reitox National Focal Point: Greece: New Development, Trends and in-depth information on selected issues" (Athens, Greece: UMHRI, 2012), p. 29.