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  • EMCDDA Regional drug strategies across the world

    Posted on March 25th, 2014 TimB No comments

    This paper offers a comparison of the drug strategies and plans adopted over the last five years by six intergovernmental organisations engaging 148 countries in four continents. It informs decision-makers, professionals and researchers working in the area of international drug policy about the way in which countries of the same region have decided to strategically approach drug-related security, social and health problems.

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  • EMCDDA Drugnet Newletter

    Posted on September 6th, 2013 TimB No comments

    In this issue: Screening for hepatitis B and C infection in Europe | Second international conference on novel psychoactive substances | EMCDDA report explores models of addiction | New Zealand enacts innovative regulatory system on new drugs | 5-IT recommended for control at EU level.  Download

  • European Drug Report 2013: Trends and developments

    Posted on May 28th, 2013 TimB No comments

    This year, the EMCDDA’s annual analysis of the drug situation is presented in a new format. Consisting of a set of interlinked products, the European Drug Report (EDR) 2013 package aims to provide a common entry point to the work of the EMCDDA and allow different audiences easy access to the specific information they require. It provides an analysis that is more timely, interactive and interlinked. These developments are necessary to keep pace with both the rapidly shifting drug situation and the growing needs and changing expectations of our audiences. Central to the EDR package is this report (also available in print), which provides a top-level summary of trends and developments.

    The accompanying Perspectives on drugs (PODs) provide deeper insights into important issues, which this year include new treatment approaches for hepatitis C, high-risk cannabis use and the control of increasingly available new psychoactive substances. Additional layers to the package are provided by the Statistical bulletin and Country overviews, where national-level data and analysis can be found.

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  • EU drug markets report: a strategic analysis

    Posted on February 1st, 2013 TimB No comments

    The EU drug markets report is the first comprehensive overview of illicit drug markets in the European Union. It covers issues such as production, consumer markets, trafficking, organised crime and policy responses, along with a review of the markets for heroin, cocaine, cannabis, amphetamine, methamphetamine, ecstasy and new psychoactive substances. It concludes with concrete action points for the areas where the current EU response to the drug market and its consequent harms may be improved.

    An essential reference tool for law enforcement professionals, policymakers, the academic community and the general public, the report combines Europol’s strategic and operational understanding of trends and developments in organised crime with the EMCDDA’s ongoing monitoring and analysis of the drug phenomenon in Europe and beyond.

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  • A report on Global Illicit Drugs Markets 1998-2007

    Posted on January 31st, 2013 TimB No comments

    The EU drug markets report is the first comprehensive overview of illicit drug markets in the European Union. It covers issues such as production, consumer markets, trafficking, organised crime and policy responses, along with a review of the markets for heroin, cocaine, cannabis, amphetamine, methamphetamine, ecstasy and new psychoactive substances. It concludes with concrete action points for the areas where the current EU response to the drug market and its consequent harms may be improved.

    An essential reference tool for law enforcement professionals, policymakers, the academic community and the general public, the report combines Europol’s strategic and operational understanding of trends and developments in organised crime with the EMCDDA’s ongoing monitoring and analysis of the drug phenomenon in Europe and beyond.

     

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  • Prevention and Evaluation Resources Kit (PERK)

    Posted on June 4th, 2010 TimB No comments

    This manual compiles basic but evidence-based prevention principles, planning rules and evaluation tips. Additionally, it provides related documentation or references for download; it is hoped that this additional material will be particularly useful for readers who have difficulty accessing the scientific prevention literature. To illustrate the theoretical discussion, an intervention example, partly based on a real-life situation, gives a practical perspective.

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  • United Kingdom Drug Situation 2009 Edition

    Posted on March 2nd, 2010 TimB No comments

    The United Kingdom (UK) Focal Point on Drugs is based at the Department of Health and the North West Public Health Observatory at the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University. It is the national partner of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and provides comprehensive information to the Centre on the drug situation in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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  • Legislative Innovation in Drug Policy

    Posted on November 13th, 2009 TimB No comments

    This briefing summarizes good practices in legislative reforms around the world, representing steps away from a repressive zero-tolerance model towards a more evidence-based and humane drug policy. The examples provide lessons learned in practice about less punitive approaches and their impact on levels of drug use and drugrelated
    harm to the individual and society.

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  • 2009 Annual report: the state of the drugs problem in Europe

    Posted on November 6th, 2009 TimB No comments

    The report on the state of the drugs problem in Europe presents the EMCDDA’s yearly overview of the drug phenomenon. This is an essential reference book for policymakers, specialists and practitioners in the drugs field or indeed anyone seeking the latest findings on drugs in Europe. Published every autumn, the report contains non-confidential data supported by an extensive range of figures.

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  • EU struggles to curb hard drugs

    Posted on November 6th, 2009 TimB No comments

    European efforts to curb cocaine and heroin use made little impact in the past year, the EU’s main drugs watchdog says in its annual report.

    But cannabis use, particularly among young people, is declining, according to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).

    Heroin use in Europe is “stable but no longer diminishing”, the EMCDDA says.

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