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ATTUNE is one of the three funded projects in the first transnational call of ERANID 'Understanding drug use pathways'.


Understanding Pathways to Stimulant Use: a mixed-methods examination of the individual, social and cultural factors shaping illicit stimulant use across Europe

The project aims to increase our understanding of why some illicit stimulant users initiate or increase consumption, while others reduce or stop use entirely over their life course. In particular, we are interested in exploring the impact of individual differences, social influences, environment and culture on drug use pathways. We will interview a range of different types of stimulant users (those in formal treatment, ‘recreational’ non-dependent stimulant users and non-users) as well as administering a questionnaire to a wider population of stimulant users across five European countries, to examine which factors shape individual (non)-drug use ‘careers’. This information will help policy makers and practitioners develop more tailored, evidence-based drug treatment services in the future.


During the midterm conference in Rome on October 26th, 2016 the three funded projects in the first ERANID call for proposals were presented by the principal investigators for the partners and funders.

Researchers and research institutions

PIUwe VertheinCentre for Interdisciplinary Addiction Research, University of HamburgGermany
Co-PI 1Eileen KanerInstitute of Health and Society, Newcastle UniversityThe United Kingdom
Co-PI 2Magdalena RowickaThe Academy of Special Education, WarsawPoland
Co-PI 3Hans WijnandsDe Regenboog groep, Amsterdam The Netherlands
Co-PI 4Viktor MravickOffice of the Government of the Czech republicCzech Republic

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