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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EMCDDA releases its first analysis on monitoring drug-related homicide in Europe

An EMCDDA Paper released today provides an overview of the information available on drug-related homicide (DRH) in Europe. This first snapshot provides practitioners and policymakers with the current state of the art on this topic.

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Drug-related homicide in Europe: a first review of the data and literature

ECDC and EMCDDA make the case for active case finding of communicable diseases in prison

What are the most (cost-) effective ways to prevent and control communicable diseases in prison settings? In their joint public health Guidance, ECDC and the EMCDDA present evidence on active case finding as a key measure to diagnose communicable diseases early. The publication is launched in the first Spring European Hepatitis-HIV Testing Week (18–25 May 2018).

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