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5 country RAR report

The RAR aimed to identify and document the emergent use of new psychoactive substances (NPS) among People Who Use Drugs Heavily (PUDH, see above) in the five participating EU member states and map the developing response in these countries.




Inventory – Mapping the extent and nature of NPS Use among People Who Use Drugs Heavily (PUDH) in the EU28

The report provides an overview of the use of new psychoactive substances in populations of People Who Use Drugs Heavily in the EU28 countries and identify the associated risks for harm and the existing legislative, preventive and harm reduction responses.



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Implementation report

The Implementation Report describes the outcomes and results of the RAR Implementations, which have been carried out in 5 selected countries in Europe: Greece, Portugal, Poland, Romania and the Czech Republic. Implementing partners have been Sananim, Prague, Czech Republic; Praksis, Athens, Greece; Monar, Krakov, Poland; APDES & Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal; and Carusel, Bucharest, Romania.


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Lessons Learned & Recommendations

The report draw 6 'lessons learned' and provides a number of recommendations when it comes to improved policy and practice in regard to NPS use.


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Training Curriculum

The training curriculum has been developed and used in a training for European professionals and peer workers. This training was conducted in November 2015 at the premises of the EMCDDA in Lisbon, Portugal. The curriculum was tailored to this training and has been further adjusted according to the feedback and evaluation of the participants.

The main aim of the training is to support development of appropriate NPS responses with service providers and peers across Europe by raising awareness of new psychoactive substances, policy affecting them and identifying good practice on responding to NPS.

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Defining NPS

New to Whom?

UNODC defines new psychoactive substancesor NPS as:... read more


Defining Target Groups

Defining the Project’s target audience or end beneficiaries comes with considerable difficulties. The official project title... read more





Project News

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Addictology, the Czech based journal for research into addiction, published a special issue on NPS related articles, including those with the outcomes of the NPS in Europe project.

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The NPS staff presented project outcomes at the International Harm Reduction Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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NPS Policy: Moving Forward
Leading European experts, including researchers, practitioners and policy makers will meet at a Seminar in Lisbon on the 26th of November to discuss the latest developments in the field of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS).

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The NPS in Europe project organises a training on new psychoactive substances (nps), 23 - 25 November 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal. The training is aimed at service provider and peers, supporting NPS users in Europe. The course will give an overview of relevant NPS substances, identify current patterns and develop effective harm reduction service responses.
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Practical information...

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NPS in Europe

is launching a questionnaire on NPS use in all European countries.