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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. [EMCDDA] (2015) Perspectives on drugs: Wastewater analysis and drugs — a European multi-city study. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. 5 p.

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In 2010, a Europe-wide network (Sewage Analysis CORE Group — Europe) was established to standardise the approach to wastewater analysis and to coordinate national studies. Following the success of an initial study in 19 European cities in 2011 (Thomas et al., 2012), comparable  studies were undertaken over the following three years  covering up to 21 European countries. A standard protocol  and a common quality control exercise were used in all locations, which made it possible to directly compare illicit drug loads in Europe over a one-week period during four consecutive years.

[please note this guideline has been updated https://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/27397/ ]

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder
Source:EMCDDA
Date:June 2015
Pages:5 p.
Publisher:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Corporate Creators:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Lisbon
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Identification and screening
VA Geographic area > Europe

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