Amsterdam is often stereotyped as a drug-use hotspot, but some may feel that the city's recreational drug use is just for tourists. Furthermore, local Amsterdam residents may reject the stereotype. So what's the truth about drug use in Amsterdam?
Whether intentional or not, Amsterdam has earned itself international recognition for its lax drug use policy. In fact, the city has almost become synonymous with “A place to travel to for drugs and partying.” The locals are not happy about this. Could the “coffee shops” that started it all become a thing of the past?
As Sweden experiences a growing alcohol abuse crisis with one in ten Swedes drinking considerably more than the official guidelines recommend, the Swedes have taken on a new challenge to study the problem, report findings, and implement public health solutions to reduce excessive alcohol consumption among its population.