The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) released its annual report on drug use in Europe in May 2014. The most concerning findings were related to the use of new psychoactive substances, also known as ‘legal highs’. As part of the report, the EMCDDA identified more than 650 websites that sell ‘legal highs’ to Europeans. While the use of ‘legal highs’ is on the rise, numbers related to opioid use, treatment, seizures and deaths have dropped considerably across Europe in recent years.
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The findings of the largest European project to date in the emerging science of wastewater analysis are taken up in this 'Perspective on drugs'. The project in question analysed wastewater in over 40 European cities (21 countries) to explore the drug-taking habits of those who live in them. The results provide a valuable snapshot of the drug flow through the cities involved, revealing marked geographical variations.
This resource has been created for people who use drugs of any kind and experience extreme moods. It offers explanations of why these moods occur, as well as practical measures which can be taken to address or reduce them.
The Prevention Action Plan provides information to those most affected by drug use, including parents, young people, educators, law enforcement authorities, and communities.
This factsheet explores the main issues related to cocaine use in Ireland.
The Australian Crime Commission’s annual Illicit Drug Data Report provides a statistical overview of illicit drug arrests, seizures and purity, as well as the national impact of illicit drugs and emerging trends, based on data captured from law enforcement, forensic laboratories and government agencies from across the country.
The 57th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs will be a high-level review of the implementation by Member States of the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem.
The eighth annual conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP) will focus on drug markets, the harms caused by both the supply of and demand for drugs, and the intended and unintended consequences of policy.
The 2013 DrugScope’s annual conference will bring together an array of top level speakers and workshops leaders to discuss all the current hot topics of importance to the drug and alcohol services sector.
The Hungarian Parliament is discussing a new strategy to completely eradicate drugs by 2020 in the country.