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Netherlands National Drug Monitor: NDM Annual Report 2009

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270 pages
This 2009 Annual Report of the Netherlands National Drug Monitor (NDM) presents and integrates data on developments in substance use and drug-related crime in the Netherlands.
Among the issues highlighted in the report is the steady increase in the number of clients being treated for cannabis addiction. Also, the number of clients being treated for alcohol and amphetamine dependence is increasing, although the latter number of clients remains small. In addition, there is concern about the findings that juveniles in state care and students in the so-called REC-4 schools for special education are using all substances to a significantly greater extent than students in mainstream secondary schools; however, this is a relatively small number of youth. Another highlighted finding is that dilutants/mixers are increasingly being found in ecstasy and cocaine. Data and information are provided on the following substances: cannabis; cocaine; opiates; ecstasy, amphetamines, and related substances; GHB; alcohol; and tobacco. Data and information on each of these categories of substances has a similar format that addresses recent facts and trends, use by the general population, use by juveniles and young adults, usage in international comparison, treatment demand, illness and deaths, and supply and market. Data on drug-related crime addresses recent facts and trends as well as drug law violations and organized drug crime. Data and information on drug users in the criminal justice system focus on recent facts and trends, drug use among offenders, and interventions for drug users in the criminal justice system. Extensive tables and figures, approximately 280 references, and 5 appendixes with supplementary information and data