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Argentina National Psychoactive Substance Consumption Study 2008


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Estudio Nacional en Poblacion de 12 a 65 Anos, Sobre Consumo de Sustancias Psicoactivas ENPreCoSP-2008
Argentina (ARG)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2008 - 12/2008
Series or system 
Argentina National Psychoactive Substance Consumption Study
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

The 2008 Argentina National Survey on Consumption Prevalence of Psychoactive Substances (EnPreCoSP) collected data to measure the use of legal and illegal psychoactive substances by individuals ages 12-65 living in areas of Argentina with 500,000 or more inhabitants. A total of 13,685 surveys were completed by 13,402 individuals ages 12-65 and 283 children. The sampling methodology was drawn from three particular variables from the 2001 census: levels of educational attainment, housing materials, and assets. The report for the 2008 EnPreCoSP is available through the Argentina Observatory on Drugs website.

Suggested citation 
National University of Tres de Febrero (Argentina), Secretariat for Programming Drug Abuse Prevention and the Fight against Drug Trafficking (SEDRONAR). Argentina National Psychoactive Substance Consumption Study 2008.