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Illegal drugs are laughably easy to get in much of Europe, according to a recent E.U. study. In a survey of 8,000 Western Europeans, ages 15 to 24, nearly 80 percent said they could easily obtain drugsand almost 60 percent said their high schools or colleges were common sites for drug deals. More than 20 percent said they used drugs regularly, especially marijuana, hashish, cocaine, and Ecstasy. Most Europeans said they considered heroin to be the most dangerous drug. They rated marijuana as only slightly more of a health risk than cigarettes and alcohol.