Thursday, 29th May 2014
European Drug Report 2014
Source: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
The main findings in the EMCDDA’s new analysis of the European drug problem remain consistent with our 2013 report: the overall situation is generally stable, with positive signs in some areas, but new challenges continue to emerge. The old dichotomy between a relatively small number of highly problematic drug users, often injecting, and a larger number of recreational and experimental users, is breaking down and being replaced by a more graduated and complex situation.
In Europe’s drug problem today, heroin plays a lesser part than it did in the past, and stimulants, synthetic drugs, cannabis and medicinal products are all becoming more important.
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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.
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