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Guide on responding to drug problems

24.10.2017 - How to respond to the problems of older heroin users? How to tackle deaths from highly potent fentanils? How to prevent harms from drug and alcohol use in festivals and clubs? These are among the questions explored by a new European guide released by the EMCDDA. Drawing on insights from 30 countries, Health and social responses to drug problems: a European guide presents the agency's first overview of actions and interventions currently available to address the consequences of illicit drug use. It is designed to benefit those approaching drug problems from a public health planning perspective as well as frontline workers and practitioners.


Drug-related homicide in Europe

25.05.2018 - The EMCDDA releases a paper providing an overview of the information available on drug-related homicide (DRH) in Europe.

Cannabis and driving : briefing for policy making

23.05.2018 - This briefing aims to provide those concerned with policy in this field with an overview of the latest knowledge and developments.

Two cannabinoids under control in the EU

14.05.2018 - the Council of the EU has decided to subject ADB-CHMINACA and CUMYL-4CN-BINACA to control measures.



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Drugs in Europe

2017 EMCDDA European Drug Report

miniEDR2017EN.jpgWhat do the latest data tell us about the European drug market? What are the new trends in drug use among European adults and school students? What are the harms associated with drug use and what is being done to counter them? These and other questions are explored in the 2017 EMCDDA European Drug Report.

  Country drug reports 2017

miniCountryProfiles.jpgDeveloped by the EMCDDA, in cooperation with the Reitox national focal points, these graphic-rich reports cover: drug use and public health problems; drug policy and responses and drug supply.

The European Union and the drug phenomenon

miniFAQDrugsEurope.jpgThe European Union & the drug phenomenon : Frequently asked questions, joint publication between the EMCDDA and the European Commission, october 2010, 12 p.