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How and where to find NPS users: a cross national survey among current users of new psychoactive substances.

Korf, D, Benschop, A, Werse, B, Kamphausen, G, Dabrowska, K, Felvinczi, K, Nabben, T, Henriques, S, Lukas, W, Kalo, Z, Bujalski, M, Hearne, E and van Hout, MC (2019) How and where to find NPS users: a cross national survey among current users of new psychoactive substances. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. ISSN 1557-1874

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Abstract

Use of new psychoactive substances (NPS) across Europe remains a public health challenge. The study describes potentials and limitations of methods in a transnational survey of recent marginalized, nightlife and online community NPS users in Germany, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland and Portugal (n=3023). In terms of demographic profile, drug use history and type of NPS, different methods reached different segments of the NPS-using population. Last year use of different NPS varied across countries and groups. Respondents used NPS in a variety of settings, with public spaces most common in marginalized group. The study suggests that prevalence rates can reveal a picture of the NPS market that significantly deviates from what law enforcement seizures indicate. Outreach in nightlife settings and peer education are recommended to inform users about health risks and to improve access to drug services and care.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1117 Public Health And Health Services, 1701 Psychology
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA0440 Study and Teaching. Research
Divisions: Public Health Institute
Publisher: Springer
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2019 11:14
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2019 15:34
DOI or Identification number: 10.1007/s11469-019-0052-8
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9893

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