The Cypriot national focal point for the EMCDDA is active in promoting and stimulating further research in the drugs field. Research topics considered a priority are related to the implementation and monitoring of the EMCDDA’s five key epidemiological indicators. The top research priorities include the estimation of drug use in the general and school populations and of high-risk drug use. Recent drug-related studies carried out within the framework of the European project ‘New psychoactive substances: Building knowledge and evidence based training through research’ focused on the prevalence of use of new psychoactive substances among young people and monitoring anonymous online drug marketplaces.
The government (through the CAC) and the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation are the main research-funding organisations
The top research priorities included the estimation of drug use in the general and school populations and of high-risk drug use