Malta’s a fun place to live. Despite its flaws, it’s got a lot of good things going on, and it seems the international community agrees – we’re one of Europe’s top tourist destinations, and a lot of those tourists come here to party it up.
And hey, we don’t judge, we know a lot of shit goes on at parties, or even on the beach and at home. But as a quite a lot of said shit is done under the table, it’s hard to know exactly what’s going on, how much of it is going on, and the specific reasons why it’s going on. Not to mention what happens when some of that stuff can actually be very harmful to the population.
The National Focal Point on Drugs and Addiction wants to change this, and get a better understanding of drug use in Malta. Specifically, they want to get a better understanding of the use of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), known as Synthetic Drugs.
Synthetic drugs and their effects have been the talk of the town recently, and the National Focal Point, together with the Coordination unit on Drugs and Alcohol, are aiming to get some insight into the island’s party world with a ‘trendspotter’ survey. No judgement, all anonymous.
“The European Agency on Drugs (EMCDDA), asks fellow members to do this sort of study to see what are the trends in drug use and what new drugs are on the market,” a spokesperson told Lovin Malta. “This year, the Focal Point on Drugs in Malta, together with the Coordination unit on Drugs and Alcohol, have seen fit to do this exercise to see what the trends on use of synthetic drugs really are.”
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