EUROPEAN DRUG REPORT 2016 — HIGHLIGHTS

EMCDDA highlights new health risks as products and patterns of use change

Europe’s drug market remains resilient, says the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) today as it launches in Lisbon its European Drug Report 2016: Trends and Developments,

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Preventing opioid overdose deaths with take-home naloxone

Upcoming ISCTE-IUL–EMCDDA Summer School: 27 June–8 July 2016

Registration opens for fifth European drugs summer school

This year the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) and the EMCDDA will be hosting the fifth European drugs summer school (EDSS) from 27 June to 8 July. Registration opens today...

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Comorbidity of substance use and mental disorders in Europe

Comorbidity of substance use and mental disorders in Europe

New EMCDDA report explores combined mental health and substance use disorders

The co-existence of mental illness and psychoactive drug or other substance use problems — otherwise known as ‘comorbidity’ or ‘dual diagnosis’ — is an issue which has been on the radar of the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) for over a decade (1).

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EMCDDA hosts fourth annual Reitox week

Over 40 countries attend 2015 Reitox week in Lisbon

Representatives of candidate, potential candidate and neighbouring countries of the EU are joining members of the EMCDDA’s Reitox network in Lisbon today for the kick-off of the agency’s fourth Reitox week.

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EMCDDA co-hosts ‘Testing the waters 2015’

The EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) is co-hosting next week in Ascona, Switzerland, the second international conference on wastewater analysis: ‘Testing the waters 2015’.

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‘Testing the waters’: Third international conference on wastewater analysis

Leading experts to review latest developments in detecting illicit drugs in wastewater

Leading European and international experts will meet in Lisbon from 26–27 October to review the state of the art of the rapidly developing scientific area of wastewater-based epidemiology. They will be gathering at ‘Testing the waters 2017’, the third international conference on wastewater analysis, organised by the SCORE group and the EMCDDA.

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New EMCDDA report — Drug treatment expenditure: a methodological overview

How to estimate the cost of drug treatment in Europe?

It is estimated that over 1 million people receive treatment for drug-related problems in the European Union every year. How can we estimate the cost of drug treatment in Europe? This is the question explored in a new EMCDDA report released today: Drug treatment expenditure: a methodological overview.

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Lisbon hosts Second European conference on addictive behaviours and dependencies

Leading international experts in the field of addiction science will meet in Lisbon from 24–26 October 2017 for the Second European conference on addictive behaviours and dependencies.

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