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18–19 October 2011, Lisbon

First EMCDDA trendspotter meeting on recent shocks in the European heroin market

On this page of the EMCDDA website, you can access information on the First EMCDDA Trendspotter meeting on Recent shocks in the European heroin market: explanations and ramifications (18–19 October 2011). The purposes of the meeting were to increase understanding of the 2010/2011 heroin shortage reported by some European countries, to explore issues of drug replacement, and to undertake a first pilot of EMCDDA ‘trendspotter’ methodology. Invited participants presented recent trends in heroin availability, use and replacement of heroin by other illicit drugs or medicines, providing insights from different disciplinary perspectives.

Meeting documents

Full programme (PDF)

Summary report from meeting

Related links

Action on new drugs web page

Heroin drug profile


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