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People with substance abuse issues [What Europe does for you]

With European elections coming up in May 2019, you probably want to know how the European Union impacts your daily life, before you think about voting. In the latest in a series of posts on what Europe does for you, your family, your business and your wellbeing, we look at what Europe does for people with substance abuse issues. Continue reading

Antibiotic users [What Europe does for you]

With European elections coming up in May 2019, you probably want to know how the European Union impacts your daily life, before you think about voting. In the latest in a series of posts on what Europe does for you, your family, your business and your wellbeing, we look at what Europe does for antibiotic users. Continue reading

Using technology in the fight against drug addiction

Written by Gianluca Quaglio and Amr Dawood, Disorders due to the abuse of licit and illicit drugs are a major public health concern in the EU, with considerable interpersonal, physical and societal consequences. In the EU, 23 million people are affected by alcohol-related disorders, 24 % of the population smoke, and more than 16 million Europeans (aged 15–34) … Continue reading

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Written by Sofia López Piqueres, In 1987 amid growing concerns over the dimensions of what is often referred to as the ’world drug problem’, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly passed resolution 42/112 establishing 26 June as the ’International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking‘ to raise awareness of these issues. Through the observance … Continue reading

Afghan opium production reaches record high

Afghan opium production increased by 49% in 2013, reaching a record high. According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), potential production was even higher, limited only by unfavourable weather conditions, while eradication efforts diminished. The drug trade helps sustain the military conflict and, with presidential elections in 2014 as well as the … Continue reading

Control of drug precursors in the EU

Trade in drug precursors is subject to strict controls at both international and EU level. Illicit drug producers manage however to “divert” these substances from legal trade, or replace them with substitutes, not yet controlled. Legislators try to keep pace with these developments, as illustrated by the recent Commission proposals to amend the 2004 and … Continue reading

Risks of substance use behind the wheel

A new report has revealed the full scale of the use of illicit drugs and psychoactive medicines amongst drivers. The report was conducted by the EU drugs agency, the European monitoring centre for drugs and drug addiction (EMCDDA). The report coincides with an alarming appeal from a Belgian judge on the dangerous combination of drugs and … Continue reading

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