Understanding New Psychoactive Substance (NPS) use in Belgium from a health perspective (NPS-Care)

Last updated on 4-1-2021 by Lies Gremeaux

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NPS provoke new patterns of use and pose unprecedented challenges to (drug) prevention-, careand harm reduction efforts. Similarly, research into drug use needs to reinvigorate and review its practices as well, to address this new situation. At present, data on the epidemiology of NPS are scarcely- and often partially available. Specific knowledge about the use of new substances and the possible health and social impact on users and society, is minimal. Besides the issuing of alerts that involve the use of NPS in the context of European and national Early Warning Systems (EWS), many questio…

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