Home > EMCDDA–Europol 2011 annual report on the implementation of Council Decision 2005/387/JHA

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Europol. (2012) EMCDDA–Europol 2011 annual report on the implementation of Council Decision 2005/387/JHA. Lisbon: EMCDDA; Europol.

[img] PDF (EMCDDA - Europol annual report) - Published Version
432kB

URL: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/publications/implement...

This report presents the results and outlines the key achievements for 2011 on the information exchange, risk-assessment and control of new psychoactive substances.

New drugs were detected in the European Union in 2011 at the rate of around one per week, with a total of 49 new psychoactive substances officially notified for the first time via the EU early-warning system (EWS). This represents the largest number of substances ever reported in a single year, up from 41 substances reported in 2010 and 24 in 2009. In 2011, the list of substances registered was dominated by two groups: synthetic cannabinoids (23 substances) and synthetic cathinones (8 substances). These now represent the two largest drug groups monitored by the EWS and, together, make up around two-thirds of the new drugs reported last year. All of the new compounds reported in 2011 were synthetic.

Also described in the report is the EMCDDA's monitoring of the online ‘legal high’ market. The number of online shops offering at least one psychoactive substance or product rose from 314 in January 2011 to 690 in January 2012.

Table of contents

1. Introduction and background
2. Implementation arrangements and cooperation with the EU pharmacovigilance system
3. Results achieved in 2011
4. Epidemiology and new approaches
5. Production and distribution of new psychoactive substances
6. The way forward
Annexes


Date:2012
Pages:29 p.
Publisher:EMCDDA; Europol
Corporate Creators:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Europol
Place of Publication:Lisbon
EndNote:View
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:B Drugs and alcohol substances > New (novel) psychoactive substances
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Drugs and alcohol substance by legal status
VA Geographic area > Europe
A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence of drugs and alcohol use > Drugs and alcohol use behaviour
A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence of drugs and alcohol use
L Social psychology and related concepts > Legal availability or accessibility
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Marketing and public relations (advertising) > Internet retailing (online sales)

Repository Staff Only: item control page