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Wednesday, 10th June 2015

European Drug Report: Trends and Developments 2015

Source: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

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The main findings of the EMCDDA’s latest analysis of the drug problem in Europe point to a situation where long-term patterns and trends continue, but new developments in patterns of use and responses are emerging. The importance of global factors on drug supply and policy discussions are evident in this year’s analysis, while local patterns of use and responses to problems are both at the forefront of new trends. The boundary between the market categories of ‘old’ and new drugs is becoming harder to define, and just as new drugs increasingly mimic established substance types, so responses to new drugs may mirror evidence-based responses to problems with established drugs.

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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.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

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