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Wood, David M and Dines, Alison M and Heyerdahl, Fridtjof and Yates, Christopher M and Giraudon, I and Paasma, R and Hovda, Knut Erik and Dargan, Paul I (2016) Review of European-Drug Emergencies Network (Euro-DEN) training package for non-specialist workers to assess acute recreational drug and new psychoactive substance toxicity in night-time economy environments. Drugs: Education Prevention and Policy , 23 , (1) , pp. 73-77.


he initial management of acute recreational drug and new psychoactive substance (NPS) toxicity is often by non-specialists working in the night-time economy. The aim was as part of the European Drug Emergencies Network (Euro-DEN) project to pilot training of these workers in multiple European countries. The guidelines and training were well received by night-time economy workers in three European countries and improved confidence in managing acute recreational drug/NPS toxicity. Appropriate national and European bodies need to look at wider dissemination of this work.

Item Type:Article
Date:2016
Page Range:pp. 73-77
Publisher:Informa healthcare
Volume:23
Number:1
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Subjects:B Substances > New (novel) psychoactive substances
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural aspects of substance use > Recreational drug use
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Organisational development > Workforce / staff skills and training
N Communication, information and education > Education and training
VA Geographic area > Europe

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