More than 3.000 respondents from 6 countries have participated in our survey on New Psychoactive Substances. We are now working hard to process and analyse the data. Results will be published as soon as possible.
Whilst legislative controls in Ireland have decreased prevalence of use and availability of NPS, efforts are warranted to continue to monitor online sourcing routes, and develop continued harm reduction messages to users, and specific clinical policies.
Recent research as part of an EU funded research project spanning six countries, including Ireland is currently exploring the NPS phenomenon. Research conducted by Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland with key regional and national experts has underscored the mental health and addiction related consequences of NPS use, and has highlighted the need for Irish community and health services to design and target harm reduction and clinical responses for this form of drug abuse.
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