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Drugs of abuse: Trends in Croatia


Brčić Karačonji, Irena; Jurič, Andreja; Brajenović, Nataša
Drugs of abuse: Trends in Croatia // 10th Congress of Toxicology in Developing Countries (CTDC10) & 12th Congress of the Serbian Society of Toxicology (12th SCT): Book of Abstracts / Matović, Vesna (ur.).
Belgrade: Serbian Society of Toxicology, 2018. str. 40-40 (pozvano predavanje, podatak o recenziji nije dostupan, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Drugs of abuse: Trends in Croatia

Autori
Brčić Karačonji, Irena ; Jurič, Andreja ; Brajenović, Nataša

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
10th Congress of Toxicology in Developing Countries (CTDC10) & 12th Congress of the Serbian Society of Toxicology (12th SCT): Book of Abstracts / Matović, Vesna - Belgrade : Serbian Society of Toxicology, 2018, 40-40

ISBN
978-86-917867-1-7

Skup
10th Congress of Toxicology in Developing Countries (CTDC10) & 12th Congress of the Serbian Society of Toxicology (12th SCT)

Mjesto i datum
Beograd, Srbija, 18.-21.04.2018

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Pozvano predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Podatak o recenziji nije dostupan

Ključne riječi
Substances of abuse ; new psychoactive substances ; hair analysis ; statistical data

Sažetak
According to data provided by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, approximately one quarter of Europeans have used an illicit drug at some point in their lives. A study on illicit drug use in Croatia carried out in 2015 on 4, 992 respondents showed that 20.3% of the population aged 15-64 years used illicit drug at least once during their lifetime. Cannabis was the most frequently used illicit drug in Croatia with a lifetime prevalence of 19.4%, followed by amphetamines (3.5%), ecstasy (3%), cocaine (2.7%), LSD (1.7%), and heroin (0.3%). The largest concern is the high lifetime prevalence (6.9%)of taking new psychoactive substances, mainly synthetic cannabinoids, in the 15-24 age group. Advances in the sensitivity of analytical techniques have enabled analyses of substances of abuse in alternative biological matrices such as hair. Since 1999, over 1700 hair samples were analysed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry at the Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Croatia for the presence of methadone, cocaine, heroin, codeine, morphine, and amphetamine-type stimulants. A total of 22% of the tested samples were positive for one or more drugs of abuse. Ecstasy was the most frequently detected substance (in 10% of samples). Croatia’s National Strategy on Combating Drug Abuse was adopted in 2012, with an aim to reduce both the demand and the supply of drugs of abuse. Its implementation should significantly contribute to protecting the health of individuals and the general community through an integrated approach to the problem of drug abuse.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Kemija, Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita



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Ustanove
Institut za medicinska istraživanja i medicinu rada, Zagreb