This thematic issue documents and explores the rise of NPS and internet sourced drugs in different subpopulations in Europe and the development of drug policy, monitoring and harm reduction interventions in response.


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The Emperor’s New Clothes?
Findings from the NPSinEurope.eu Rapid Assessment and Response Study of Consumption of New Psychoactive Substances among People Who Use Drugs Heavily in Five EU Member States.
Grund, J-P. C., Vavrincikova, L., Janikova, B., Fidesova, H., Miovsky, M. (2016).

 

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New Psychoactive Substances among People Who Use Drugs Heavily in Europe. An inventory of changing drug consumption patterns, shifting drug markets and lagging policy responses.
Janíková, B., Fidesová, H., Miovský, M., Vavrinèíková, L., Grund, J-P. C. (2016).

 

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The Use of NSDs among Problem Drug Users – Prevalence, Patterns of Use, and Related Risks as a Challenge for Harm Reduction Programmes in the Czech Republic.
Bìláèková, V., Janíková, B., Tomková, A., Vacek, J., Zábranský, T., Mravèík, V., Csémy, L. (2016).

 

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Online Sales of New Synthetic Drugs in the Czech Republic in 2015
Grohmannová, K., Kmetonyová, D., Štefunková, M., Bìláèková, V., Zábranský, T., Mravèík, V. (2016)

 

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Monitoring of Discussion Forums on New Psychoactive Substancesin the Czech Republic – Content and Trends
Drápalová, E., Bìláèková, V. (2016).

 

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Evaluating potential hazards of new trends in psychoactive substance use – literature review of “risk assessment” procedures
Drápalová, E., Grund, J-P. C., Bìláèková, V. (2016).

 

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Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances Are … – a Proposal for a Legal Definition of Illicit Drugs in the Czech Republic
Mravèík, V., Grohmannová, K., Štefunková, M., Bìláèková, V., Zábranský, T. (2016).

 

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The Local PASS Toolkit: A Local approach towards the reduction of PsychoActive Substance use.
Otte, R., Bìláèková, V., Schoenmakers, A., Grund, J-P. C. (2016).

 

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New Psychoactive Substances among People Who Use Drugs Heavily (PUDH): challenges and effective responses for harm reduction services in Europe.
Schiffer, K., Schatz, E. (2016).

 

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Netreach Work: Implementing Web-based Harm Reduction Interventions with Online Drug Users
Vale Pires, C., Caudevilla Gálligo, F., Valente, H. (2016).

 

 

 

 

Defining NPS

New to Whom?

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

 

Defining Target Groups

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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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SEMINAR
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.