Early Warning System For New Drugs Needed

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Barbados needs to establish an early warning system to detect the presence of opioids and amphetamines, along with the emergence of new psychoactive substances (NPS) on the local market. This was one of the recommendations emerging from the findings of the 2016 Barbados Drug Information Network report, which was released by officials at the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA), …

Report: Marijuana Still First Choice

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Marijuana is still the drug of choice for users in Barbados among adolescents and adults. This was among the findings contained in the 2015 Barbados Drug Information Network (BARDIN) Report, presented to stakeholders at the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) recently. In her address, Research Assistant at the NCSA, Laura Lee Foster, stated that of 723 drug offences recorded …

New Drug Trend A Concern For Officials

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A new trend is emerging across Barbados where drug users are mixing drugs into a single dosage. The trend is referred to as polydrug use by those involved in the fight against illegal drugs, with marijuana, cocaine, alcohol and cigarettes being identified as those being mixed by users. These were among the findings highlighted in the 2015 Barbados Drug Information …