Lecture & Discussion
FROM GUERRILLA TO GOVERNMENT AGENT: THE FULL SPECTRUM OF DRUG CHECKING SERVICES
Members of the TEDI network have spearheaded the edition of a special issue on drug checking to be published in Drugs, Habits and Social Policy. Several articles from this special issue will be presented during the symposium, which will address the following aspects of drug checking: the role of drug checking in monitoring the drug market and in identifying and documenting the composition and effects of new products; the advantages and difficulties of comparing data from different drug checking services; the operational and advocacy aspects involved in setting up a drug checking service in a prohibitionist context; the added value of drug checking in the context of festivals; and the barriers to access. The symposium is also open to contributions from services not involved in the special issue, which will focus on the legislative aspects of drug checking.
Drug Checking - From guerrilla to government agent: the full spectrum of drug checking services: Introduction to the symposium by Raoul Koning
Predicting the use of drug checking services in a sample of testers and non-testers at Boom Festival: the relevance of harm reduction strategies and drug use patterns by Helena Valente
Challenges, policy and politics in drug checking: reflections of the TEDItorial team by Nicolas Van der Linden
Analyse ton Prod’: a national network to promote a coordinated approach of drug checking and harm reduction by Sacha Hertzog
From Pilot Project to Established Harm Reduction Service- Drug Checking in Switzerland by Dominique Schori