Drug Markets and Latest Trends


The UK Drug Market in 2024: Latest Findings from Testing and Current Trends is an evening training course / workshop delivered by The Loop. Our trainers have front line understanding and experience in relation to drug use, drug markets, and harm reduction, drawing on professional training qualifications and many years of experience in delivery.

Our courses are informed by The Loop’s regular healthcare interventions, research and drug testing services, which identify current drug market trends and related issues. This training will be informed by the latest findings from Drug Checking Services, such as The Loop.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn about the latest trends and developments in the UK Drugs Market. This includes those working as part of the night time economy and events, as well as those who work with people who use drugs, such as substance misuse services, as well as those creating policy around drugs such as universities. It will benefit anyone who wants to better understand the drugs market, such as police officers, public health, licensing departments and NHS staff.

Aim of the course

To support participants to better understand the UK drug market as we move into 2024, and equip participants with the latest findings from testing, seizures and harm reduction services.

L earning outcomes

  • Introduction to the field, including understanding longer term trends over the past 20 years.
  • Know the prevalence and mortality rates for commonly taken drugs.
  • Understand the current drugs market, including price and purity for the most common street drugs.
  • Learn the most common mis-sales and adulterants, and their role in creating drug related harm.

Overview of Course Content

  • Introduction to drug trends and patterns over the past 20 years.
  • Prevalence and mortality rates for illicit drugs.
  • The price and purity of street drugs.
  • Our experience from events in 2023.
  • The latest findings from our drug checking services.
  • The most concerning mis-sales and drug related trends: including synthetic opioids, research chemicals sold as “club drugs”, “tusi” and more.

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