Psychoactive substances, users and markets - Recent trends (2019-2020)

 

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Tendances n° 141, OFDT, 8 p.
December 2020

Since 1999, the Emerging Trends and New Drugs (TREND) scheme of the OFDT has been monitoring emerging phenomena and developments in the field of drugs. It focuses on populations with a high level of psychoactive substance consumption and is based on qualitative data collected by the network of TREND sites located in eight metropolitan areas. The trends presented in Tendances No. 141 cover the year 2019 and the first two months of 2020.

The issue looks first at the continuing deterioration in the socio-sanitary situations of the most vulnerable users, then at the spread of use in techno party settings, particularly of ketamine and MDMA/ecstasy, and the issue of access to harm reduction. The second part deals with changes in supply, especially the development of home deliveries, and the third part deals with the use of psychoactive products that marked the year 2019.

Authors : Clément Gérome, Michel Gandilhon

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