Quarterly Research Meetings
Understanding stimulant drug use across North East England and Europe
- Venue: The Core, Bath Lane, Newcastle, NE4 5TF
- Start: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:30:00 BST
- End: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 16:00:00 BST
Amphetamine type stimulants (ATS), such as amphetamine, methamphetamine, and ecstasy, are the second most commonly used class of illicit drugs globally. Yet we know little about what influences ATS use over a person’s life.
The three-year European ‘ATTUNE’ project aimed to explore the individual, social, and environmental factors that shape different pathways of ATS use, with study arms in the Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, and the North East of England.
The UK arm involved qualitative interviews and survey questionnaires with a range of ATS users and non-users from across the North East. This Fuse Quarterly Research Meeting will offer an early opportunity to hear about, and engage with, the initial findings from the research.
Chaired by John Liddell, Health & Wellbeing Programme Manager at Public Health England, the meeting will feature research presentations as well as facilitated table discussions to reflect on emerging messages, and to help shape recommendations for policy, practice and future research.