Young People and Substance Abuse in the EU: Decreasing Supply, Reducing Dependence, Building Recovery
Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre Avenue du Boulevard 17, B-1210 Brüssel, Belgien
Public Policy Exchange
One of the main challenges to be addressed by EU drug policies is the rapid spread of new psychoactive substances, currently legal substances that imitate the effects of illegal drugs. Between 2009 and 2013, the number of substances notified through the EU Early Warning System tripled.
As a response, the European Commission proposed in 2013 to introduce a quicker mechanism to withdraw harmful psychoactive substances from the market. The aim is to strengthen the EU's ability to protect young people by reducing the availability of harmful substances, as part of an overall drug policy regulatory framework.
Building on the lessons learned from the implementation of previous EU Drugs Strategies and associated Action Plans, the EU Drugs Strategy 2013-2020 provides a common and evidence-based framework for reducing health and social risks and harms caused by drugs.
This special International Symposium provides a timely opportunity for practitioners and stakeholders across Europe to discuss the latest challenges and consider the next steps needed to win the fight against the misuse and dependence on illicit drugs and new psychoactive substances through holistic, multi-level and cross-border approaches.
Please complete and return the registration form at your earliest convenience in order to secure your delegate place(s). Please confirm the deadline with the organizer.
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