In addition to the national Belgian Early Warning System on Drugs, two regional focal points (L’Observatoire socio-épidémiologique alcool-drogues en Communauté Française, EUROTOX; en de Vereniging voor Alcohol- en andere Drugproblemen, VAD) coordinate a regional Early Warning System.
While the national EWS is responsible for monitoring trends in the composition of drugs seized by police services, the regional EWSs focus on the prevention level.
To do this, they work together with services such as ‘De Druglijn’, a telephone helpline for people (not just users) with questions about drugs.
The three EWSs cooperate in disseminating the so-called ' warnings ' when new or high risk psychoactive substances are reported in Belgium.
EWS-page EUROTOX (in French)
EWS-page VAD (in Dutch)