|Titre :||One new drug a week. Why novel psychoactive substances and club drugs need a different response from UK treatment providers|
|Auteurs :||Royal College of Psychiatrists ; O. BOWDEN-JONES ; C. FITCH ; C. HILTON ; J. LEWIS ; G. OFORI-ATTAH|
|Type de document :||Rapport|
|Mention d'édition :||Faculty report FR/AP/02|
|Editeur :||London : Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2014|
|Format :||22 p.|
|Discipline :||TRA (Traitement et prise en charge / Treatment and care)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEDROGUES DE SYNTHESE ; PHENOMENE EMERGENT ; DISPOSITIF DE SOIN ; PRISE EN CHARGE ; MILIEU FESTIF ; KETAMINE ; MEPHEDRONE ; DEMANDE ; COCAINE ; ECSTASY ; TRAITEMENT ; RECOMMANDATION
Services are under pressure due to the concerning number of users of club drugs - psychoactive substances used in nightclubs, bars and festivals - such as ketamine and mephedrone. It is estimated more than one million adults a year use club drugs. And every week a new novel psychoactive substance - drugs that mimic, or claim to mimic, the effects of traditional drugs - is introduced across Europe, often made easily available for purchase on the internet. [...]
In its discussion paper, the Faculty recommends six steps to ensuring services are equipped to tackle the growing use of club drugs and NPS:
1. Drug services should put the treatment and recovery needs of club drug and NPS users on an equal footing and importance with alcohol and opiate treatment.
2. Support and training for frontline healthcare staff.
3. Non specialist services need to establish better links with drug services so specialist support and expertise can be shared, and onward referrals made more effectively.
4. With new club drugs and NPS emerging all the time, information on the harm they can cause should be recorded not only by drug and alcohol services, but also by expanding national monitoring systems to include information from accident and emergency/acute care settings, primary care, sexual health services, mental health services and prisons.
5. Research funders should prioritise new programmes into interventions for club drug and NPS users.
6. Preventing initiation of club drug and NPS use through access to reliable information is a priority. [From the press release]
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Affiliation :||CNWL Club Drug Clinic, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, UK|