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NPS-care: Understanding New Psychoactive Substance use in Belgium from a health perspective

NPS (legal highs, research chemicals,…) have become a global phenomenon affecting all regions in the world (UNODC, 2016; EMCDDA, 2016). The rapidly changing drug market especially on NPS, may pose health and social risks to the communities. Because of the lack of knowledge on the diversified group of NPS, more research is needed to identify pathways for targeted interventions. In current research proposal we will no longer focus on NPS epidemiology since the Global Drug Survey, users reports of the existing services (eg. Needle exchange programs, peer support organisations,…), the Early Warning System (EWS) and other data have already the best access to these groups. Although collecting more epidemiological data is not the main focus, we will of course start with a secondary analysis of all available data sources on NPS in Belgium. Current research proposal will further elaborate on the ‘answers’ that could be given by the different professional actors in contact with NPS – users. The findings of the NPS-care study should contribute to formulate recommendations regarding the organization and provision of interventions targeting NPS along the continuum of care, from prevention, over harm reduction to treatment.

Dit project is afgelopen. Het Engelstalige rapport, de samenvatting en beleidsaanbevelingen (in Ndl, Eng, Fr) kunnen opgevraagd worden bij Tina.VanHavere@hogent.be

 

             
                           
                                         
                                                        

NPS-care: Understanding New Psychoactive Substance use in Belgium from a health perspective is een onderzoeksproject van het onderzoekscentrum Research Centre for Sustainable Organisations

                                         
                           
             

Projectcoördinator

Tina Van Havere

Projectmedewerkers

Anton Van Dijck

Looptijd

15/12/2016 - 15/09/2019

Financier

BELSPO

Programma financier

Federal Research Programme Drugs

Externe organisaties

Universiteit Gent, Faculteit Recht en Criminologie
Wetenschappelijk Instituut voor Volksgezondheid
Eurotox
Modus Vivendi
VAD/DrugLijn
Free Clinic vzw