Synthetic opioids used by one in five people seeking treatment in Europe

Europol, a European police agency, has reported that up to one in five people now seeking treatment for opioid addiction in the European Union (EU) use synthetic opioids. They estimate that the EU drug market is worth £26bn of which opioids trade is worth £6.4bn, second only to cannabis and cocaine.

Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/11/26/synthetic-opioids-account-fifth-addicts-needing-treatment-europol/