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18 researchers in 5 EU countries

France : OFDT (French Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction), Saint-Denis
Czech Republic : Department of Addictology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague and General University Hospital, Prague
United Kingdom : Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)
Netherlands : TRIMBOS Institute, Utrecht
Poland : University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS), Warsaw

The EMCDDA is associated to this project as scientific consultant

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The French Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (OFDT) is a public scientific body whose mission is to produce and disseminate scientifically validated data in the field of drugs and addictions.

Agnès Cadet-Tairou, Head of TREND department, agnes.cadet-tairou[a]
Emmanuel Lahaie, Coordinator of SINTES network (at the time of the project)
Magali Martinez, project manager, TREND department, magali.martinez[a]
Virginie Duthey, and Christophe Palle (Interim Managers at the time of the project).

English text

- Lahaie E., Martinez M., Cadet-Taïrou A., New psychoactive substances and the Internet : current situations and issues, Tendances n° 84, 8 p.

National language

- Lahaie E., Répertoire des nouvelles drogues, actualisation en continu

- Cadet-Taïrou A., Gandilhon M., avec Lahaie E., Martinez M., Dambélé S., Saïd S., Marchés, substances, usagers : les tendances récentes (2011-2012), dans Tendances n° 86, Saint-Denis, OFDT, 2013, 8 p.

- SINTES : publications, OFDT, actualisation en continu

- Publications issues du dispositif TREND : Rapports, OFDT, actualisation en continu

- Publications issues du dispositif TREND : Tendances, OFDT, actualisation en continu

- Drogues et addictions, données essentielles, Saint-Denis, OFDT, 2013, 401 p.

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The Centre for Public Health (CPH), Liverpool John Moores University, specialises in applied and multi-disciplinary research and intelligence, addressing health issues (e.g. substance use and violence) at all levels from policy development to service delivery. CPH is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Violence and coordinator of the EMCDDA’s UK Focal Point Early Warning System on Novel Psychoactive Substances.

Jim McVeigh, Reader in Substance Use, Deputy Director, CPH, J.McVeigh[a]
Amanda Atkinson, Senior Researcher, CPH, A.M.Atkinson[a]
Simon Brandt, Reader in bioactive drug chemistry, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences : S.brandt[a]
Dave Seddon, Business Manager, D.Seddon[a]
Emma Begley, Research Assistant, E.Beggley[a]

Amanda Atkinson's bibliography :

Simon Brandt's bibliography :

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Department of Addictology, 1st Faculty of Medicine in Prague and General Teaching Hospital in Prague

The Department of Addictology is a scientific and clinical workplace of the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and General Faculty Hospital in Prague. It was established on January 1st 2012, combining the Centre for Addictology of the Psychiatric Clinic, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and General Faculty Hospital in Prague and Unit for Addiction Treatment of the General Faculty Hospital in Prague. The department represents a unique merger of two separate workplaces that involve both clinical and paramedical professions that are involved in the recently established field of addictology.

Vendula Belackova, Assistan Professor, DOA, belackova[a]
Katerina Grohmannova, Senior researcher, DOA, Early Warning System Administrator, NFP, grohmannova.katerina[a]
Daniela Kmetonyova, kmetonyova[a]
Viktor Mravcik, Assistant professor, DOA, Head of the National Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (National Focal Point - NFP), mravcik.viktor[a]
Tomas Zabransky, Scientific Reader, DOA, twz[a]
Eva Drapalova, Junior Researcher, DOA, drapalova[a]
Lucie Ivanovova, Research Assistant, DOA, lucie.ivanovova[a]

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Výroční zprávy, Národní monitorovací středisko pro drogy a drogové závislosti (NMS)


- Mravčík, V., Grohmannová, K., Chomynová, P., Nečas, V., Grolmusová, L., Kiššová, L., Nechanská, B., Fidesová, H., Kalina, K., Vopravil, J., Kostelecká, L., Jurystová, L. Výroční zpráva o stavu ve věcech drog v České republice v roce 2011 [Annual Report on Drug Situation 2011 – Czech Republic]. Praha: Úřad vlády České republiky, 2012.

- DRÁPALOVÁ, Eva. Vnímání rizikovosti nových syntetických drog neboli "legal highs" jejich uživateli. In: Kniha abstrakt: XVIII. mezinárodní konference Společnosti pro návykové nemoci ČLS JEP a 51. mezinárodní konference AT sekce Psychiatrické společnosti ČLS JEP. Praha: Český adiktologický institut, 2012, s. 23-23. ISBN 978-80-260-1999-2.

- DRÁPALOVÁ, Eva. Vnímání rizikovosti nových syntetických drog neboli "legal highs" jejich uživateli. Praha, 2012. 100 s. Diplomová práce. Univerzita Karlova v Praze, 1. lékařská fakulta. Vedoucí práce Ing. Mgr. Vendula Běláčková.


- Běláčková, V., Mravčík, V., & Zábranský, T. (2011). Nové drogy jako nová výzva protidrogové politiky. Adiktologie, 11(2), 65-68.

- KMETONYOVA, D. Možnosti nákupu NSD na internetu, Praha: Centrum adiktologie, Psychiatrická klinika 1. LF UK a VFN v Praze, 2011.

- BELACKOVA, V. and KMETONYOVA, D. Nové drogy a možnosti jejich nákupu v České republice - internet a kamenné obchody, Praha: Centrum adiktologie, PK 1. LF UK v Praze a VFN v Praze, Sdružení SCAN, 2011. ISBN 978-80-86620-32-9

- BĚLÁČKOVÁ, V., NECHANSKÁ, B., CHOMYNOVÁ, P. and HORÁKOVÁ, M. Celopopulační studie užívání návykových látek CS 2008, Praha: Centrum adiktologie 1. lf UK a VFN V Praze, Národní monitorovací středisko pro drogy a drogové závislosti., 2011.

- BĚLÁČKOVÁ, V., MRAVČÍK, V. and ZÁBRANSKÝ, T. Nové drogy jako nová výzva pro protidrogovou politiku. Adiktologie, 2011, roč. 11, č. 2.

- BĚLÁČKOVÁ, V., MRAVČÍK, V. & ZÁBRANSKÝ, T. 2011. Nové drogy jako nová výzva pro protidrogovou politiku [New drugs - new challenge for drug policy]. Adiktologie, 11.


- MRAVČÍK, V., PEŠEK, R., HORÁKOVÁ, M., NEČAS, V., ŠKAŘUPOVÁ, K., ŠŤASTNÁ, L., ŠKRDLANTOVÁ, E., KIŠŠOVÁ, L., BĚLÁČKOVÁ, V., FIDESOVÁ, H., NECHANSKÁ, B., VOPRAVIL, J., KALINA, K., GABRHELÍK, R. and ZÁBRANSKÝ, T. Výroční zpráva o stavu ve věcech drog v České republice v roce 2009, Prague: Úřad vlády České republiky, 2010


- MRAVČÍK, V., PEŠEK, R., ŠKAŘUPOVÁ, K., ORLÍKOVÁ, B., ŠKRDLANTOVÁ, E., ŠŤASTNÁ, L., KIŠŠOVÁ, L., BĚLÁČKOVÁ, V., GAJDOŠÍKOVÁ, H. and VOPRAVIL, J. Výroční zpráva o stavu ve věcech drog v České republice v roce 2008, Prague: Úřad vlády České republiky, 2009.

Vendula Belackova's bibliography :

Daniela Kmetonyova's bibliography :

Viktor Mravcik's fuller bibliography :

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Piotr Salustowicz, piotr.salustowicz[a]
Michal Kidawa, michal.kidawa[a]
Artur Malczewski
Slawomir Mandes

Slawomir Mandes's bibliography :

Aleksandra Galasinska's bibliography :

Piotr Salustowicz's bibliography :

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The Trimbos Institute seeks to enhance quality of life by engaging in the development and application of knowledge about mental health, addiction and associated physical illnesses. The activities of the Institute are intended to contribute to and facilitate changes in mental health and addiction care in order to elicit individual health gains within the Dutch population, promote more effective treatment methods and provide models for more efficient care. With a focus on knowledge sharing, the Trimbos Institute aims to undertake evidence-based activities which are innovative and can be implemented in professional settings. The Trimbos Institute is organised in a number of programmes, each of which focuses on a specific area. Output typically includes research reports, articles in peer-reviewed journals, new interventions and implementation strategies, policy evaluations and recommendations, monitoring reports, seminars, conferences and training programmes.

DIMS project, Drug Monitoring program.
DIMS (Drug Monitoring and Information System) is a monitoring system for known and unknown psycho-stimulants that emerge from the subculture of recreational drug users (including new psychoactive substances). It analyses and keeps records on the chemical composition and the toxicity of nightlife drugs such as ecstasy, cocaine and amphetamines. Within the framework of the DIMS, drug testing facilities are organized in prevention agencies and addiction treatment services throughout the country are users were able to hand in their illicit drugs voluntarily to analyze composition and dosage. Whereas the Dutch health policy emphasizes that the use of illicit drugs is never harmless, it is now able to take decisive preventive actions if hazardous substances appear on the illicit drug market that pose additional public health risks. DIMS thus fulfils an important early warning function The purpose is to avert or minimize health problems arising from the use of illicit nightlife drugs. On the other hand, the DIMS is a scientific monitor with information derived from drug users throughout the country, the data are stored via a website into a large database, and weekly data are available from the early 1990s until the present. The coordinating office is hosted by Trimbos Institute and is situated in Utrecht. Upon request by the Netherlands Health Ministry (VWS), since 2012 DIMS also hosts the 'Meldpunt Nieuwe Drugs' (Focal Point New Drugs). Aim is to collect data on so-called new psychoactive substances.

As well as making ad hoc reports about acute situations, the DIMS publishes two monitoring reports a year, one containing nationwide data for the previous calendar year and one covering the previous six months. It also publishes a DIMS Annual Report (Jaarbericht), a public-friendly version of the yearly data report which makes the data more accessible to non-professionals. Articles also appear at regular intervals in peer-reviewed academic journals. DIMS is the main supplier of drugs data to the Coordination Centre for the Assessment and Monitoring of New Drugs (CAM), and it is an important source of data for the National Drug Monitor and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). DIMS is integrated into the European Early Warning System. It operates several websites, including and the restricted-access website It is an ongoing project, that started in 1992 and is funded by the Netherlands Health Ministry (VWS), Nutrition, Health Protection and Prevention Department (VGP).

Tibor Brunt, TBrunt[a]
Daan van Gouwe, dgouwe[a]

English texts only

- van Amsterdam, J. G., van Laar, M., Brunt, T. M., van den Brink, W. (2012). Risk assessment of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) in the Netherlands. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 63(1): 55-63.

- Brunt, T. M., Koeter, M. W., Niesink, R. J., van den Brink, W. (2012). Linking the pharmacological content of ecstasy tablets to the subjective experiences of drug users. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 220(4): 751-762.

- Bossong, M., Brunt, T.M., Van Dijk, J.P., Rigter, S., Hoek, J., Goldschmidt ,H., & Niesink, R.J. (2010). mCPP: an undesired addition to the ecstasy market. Journal of Psychopharmacology. 24(9): 1395-1401

- Brunt T.M., Poortman A, Niesink R.J., van den Brink W. (2011). Instability of the ecstasy market and a new kid on the block: mephedrone. Journal of Psychopharmacology. 25(11): 1543-1547

- Brunt, T.M., Niesink, R.J. (2011). The Drug Information and Monitoring System (DIMS) in the Netherlands: Implementation, results, and international comparison. Drug Testing and Analysis. 3(9): 621-634

- van Laar, M.W., Cruts, A.A.N., van Ooyen-Houben, M.M.J., Meijer, R.F., Brunt, T.M. (2011). The Netherlands National Drug Monitor: Annual Report 2010. Trimbos Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Tibor Brundt's bibliography :

Daan van Gouwe's bibliography :