The seventh national report on the TREND system
Tendances n° 52, OFDT, 4 p.
This edition of Tendances presents the main results of the seventh year of operation of the TREND system (recent trends and new drugs).
It is important to remember that the TREND system focuses on population groups with a much higher propensity to consume psychotropic substances than the rest of the population of an equivalent age. Consequently, the findings may not be extended to the rest of the population.
Among the highlights noted in 2005, four main points stand out in particular: an increased prevalence of injection practices among the most precarious sectors of the population for HDB and stimulants, changes noted in the consumption of opioids, (including a possible resumption of heroin consumption and an increase in the misuse of HDB among the same marginal groups), a diversification in the methods of use for stimulants, (particularly cocaine and ecstasy) and, finally, in the second part of the report, new phenomena concerning the hallucinogen family including the appearance of a new form of LSD and the use of GHB in particular.
Michel Gandhilon, Agnès Cadet-Taïrou, Abdalla Toufik
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Drugs in Europe
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- Latest trends and legal, political and social responses
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Country situation summaries
The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) website has a concise overview for each EU Member State on their national drug situation, as well as legal texts in their original formats, an indispensable tool for monitoring and analysing legislative developments in the Member States.
The European Union and the drug phenomenon
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