Handle it! is an Erasmus+ strategic partnership funded by the European Union. Within a professional European exchange of good practice between professionals, the project analyzes, connects and develope inpatient and outpatient treatment- and care-approaches and strategies for clients, who are using New Psychoactive Substances (NPS).
NPS are synthetically produced designer drugs. Their psychoactive effect is similar to that of other illegal drugs, but often much stronger, so there is a higher risk for a heavy damage of the individual health (cardiovascular arrest, psychosis, longterm brain damage). However, the manufacturers take meticulous care to ensure that the individual ingredients are not explicitly prohibited – hence the misleading synonym “legal highs”.
Handle it! involves institutions from Croatia, Portugal, Hungary, Germany, Italy and Austria.