Teenagers and Drugs

Information on narcotics and illegal substances as they affect teenagers in Denmark…

The most popular drug among young people is cannabis, although it is illegal. Drug consumption among Danish young people is relatively high compared to other European countries, and it is estimated that almost one in three Danes aged 16-20 has consumed cannabis at some stage. In secondary schools, there have been cases of unannounced visits by security guards with drug dogs to examine students for drug possession. There is a zero-tolerance policy in operation and there are stiff penalties for the possession and use of drugs.

For those for whom drugs have become a problem, there are English-speaking Narcotics Anonymous meetings in Copenhagen.

  • To contact the Narcotics Anonymous helpline,Tel: 70 20 01 85