In 2010, after a two-year boom of legal highs businesses on Polish high streets, the government decided to crack down on this trade. However, despite their efforts, the imposed ban has had little effect.
This is the results of Australian Needle and Syringe Programs survey from 2009 to 2013, with annual sentinel surveillance of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody prevalence and associated risk behaviours among PWID,
While HIV prevalence and needle sharing among current injecting drug users in China have declined dramatically and are correlated with the scale-up of national harm reduction efforts, the recent, rapid increased use of ‘nightclub drugs’ presents a new challenge.
This report provides an update on new psychoactive substances in Europe, including developments on the growth of the market over the past few years, as well as the growing number of serious harms that are being reported as a result.
The growing interest in ancient plant materials and preparations like ayahuasca has become part of the growing debate around psychoactive substances, leading to an upsurge in repression and legal prosecution of its use and distribution.