Sub-Working Group 2.1

Data Collection, Analysis, and Trends Including Early Warning

Development of impactful strategies to address synthetic drugs requires timely and rigorous data covering the full range of trends and activities, including consumption patterns, drug use consequences, prevention, harm reduction, treatment, recovery, drug production, transportation and distribution by drug trafficking organizations, and many more. Accordingly, Sub-Working Group 2.1 concentrates on improving data collection globally, improving analytical capabilities within health systems, law enforcement agencies, research observatories and beyond to identify emerging threats and strengthen early warning systems.

April 2024

Agenda

East

  • Review Recommendations 
  • The UAE Experience in Addressing Synthetic Drugs
  • Drug Information and Alerts Aotearoa New Zealand (DIANZ), New Zealand's Drug Early Warning Notification System

West

  • Review Recommendations 
  • Wastewater Analysis
  • Using Rapid Situation Assessments to reduce synthetic drug-related harms: A South African perspective 

February 2024

  • Health Canada on Tox LRN/DAS
  • Science Trends Open Network Exchange (STONE)
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SWG 2.1 [EAST]: Data Collection, Analysis, and Trends Including Early Warning |February 2024|
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SWG 2.1 [WEST]: Data Collection, Analysis, and Trends Including Early Warning |February 20th, 2024|

January 2024

  • Household surveys
  • Targeted user surveys
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SWG 2.1 East - January - Data Collection, Analysis, and Trends
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SWG 2.1 West - January - Data Collection, Analysis, and Trends

December 2023

  • World Drug Report Reporting through ARQ & Reporting at the Sub-Regional Level
  • Drugs Monitoring Platform
  • Threats and Assets Assessments
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SWG 2.1 East - December - Data Collection, Analysis, and Trends Including Early Warning
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SWG 2.1 West - December - Data Collection, Analysis, and Trends

November 2023

  • How to Develop Early Warning systems at a National Level
  • Regional and Sub-Regional Early Warning Systems
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SWG 2.1 East - November - Data Collection, Analysis, and Trends Including Early Warning
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SWG 2.1 West - November - Data Collection, Analysis, and Trends

October 2023

  • Framing the Issue
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SWG 2.1 East - October - Data collection, Analysis, and Trends Including Early Warning
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SWG 2.1 West - October - Data collection, Analysis, and Trends Including Early Warning