NPS (legal highs, research chemicals,...) have become a global phenomenon affecting all regions of the world. The rapidly changing drug market, especially in the area of NPS, can pose health and social risks to communities. Due to the lack of knowledge about the diversified group of NPS, more research is needed to identify pathways for targeted interventions.
This research, after a secondary analysis of all available data sources on NPS in Belgium, focuses on the "answers" that can be given by the different professional actors in contact with NPS - users. The findings of the NPS care research contribute to the formulation of recommendations regarding the organization and provision of interventions aimed at NPS along the continuum of care, from prevention, over harm reduction to treatment.
The research report, can be accessed here.
NPS-care: Understanding New Psychoactive Substance use in Belgium from a health perspective is een onderzoeksproject van het onderzoekscentrum Research Centre for Sustainable Organisations
Anton Van Dijck
15/12/2016 - 15/09/2019
Federal Research Programme Drugs
Universiteit Gent, Faculteit Recht en Criminologie
Wetenschappelijk Instituut voor Volksgezondheid
Free Clinic vzw