According to the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction (2015), «Over the past five years or so there has been an unprecedented increase in the number, type and availability of new psychoactive substances (NPS) in Europe.»
This is particularly true in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, where anecdotal reports indicate NPS use is growing, and creating new challenges for health and drug services. October 30, Ganna Dovbakh, Executive Director, EHRA, Eliza Kurcevic, Program Officer, EHRA and Dr.Rick Lines, School of Law will present a New Research Findings: New Psychoactive Substances Use in Moldova and Belarus in Swansea University.
This seminar will present the findings of new research on the use of NPS in Moldova and Belarus.
Conducted jointly between the Swansea University and the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association, and funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund, the project interviewed key stakeholders as well as groups of people who use drugs to identify current gaps in the national responses to NPS, and to make recommendation to reduce harms related to the use of NPS.