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Press releases or statements issued by the National Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Addiction or the Drug Policy Department of the Czech Government Office in English (if any).  Please note, that information in the Czech language are published at the page Press centrum.

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European Drug Report 2024 launched on 11. June, 2024

How is Europe's opioid market evolving? What substances are causing the most concern today? How are countries responding to cannabis use? Find out more when the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) launched its European Drug Report 2024: Trends and Developments in a live online press conference on 11 June.

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DO YOU USE DRUGS? HOW MANY? WHY? EMCDDA launches 2024 European Web Survey on Drugs to assess patterns of drug use in over 30 countries

(21.05.2024, LISBON, and 23.05.2024, PRAHA) Do you use drugs? How many? Why? These are among the questions posed in the latest European Web Survey on Drugs, EWSD 2024. Targeted at people, aged 18 and over, who have used drugs, the survey aims to improve understanding of patterns of drug use in Europe and help shape future drug policies and interventions.


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Historical moment of a global drug policy: harm reduction is mentioned in the UN resolution for the first time

Prague, 2. 4. 2024 – The United States of America introduced the UN resolution on drug overdose prevention in the margins of 67th session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna, March 14-22, 2024. For the first time in the history of the UN, the resolution directly calls on Member States to implement harm reduction measures in national legislation as an essential part of drug policy to protect public health and to minimise the adverse health and social impacts of illicit drug use, particularly posed by synthetic drugs. This is the first resolution since the CND was establish to be adopted by vote with no consensus.

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