Epidemiological Survey of Substance Abuse in Germany
The repeated cross-sectional National Epidemiological Survey of Substance Abuse (ESA) collects data on the use of psychotropic substances, their consequences and assessment as well as other basic data for adults by means of a mail questionnaire. Funded by the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG), it has been carried out for the first time in 1980. The survey has been repeated in 1986, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, and 2015. The 2018 analyses will be published soon.