In the past year, a record number of visitors reported to the various testing services of the Drugs Information and Monitoring System (DIMS). The number of submitted drugs was also higher than ever. In 2022, the DIMS had a record number of 18,377 visitors. Almost two-thirds of the surrendered drugs had been purchased as ecstasy pills. Although there is a slight decrease in the average MDMA dose per pill, an ecstasy pill with an average of 136 milligrams is still very strong.
The DIMS annual report 2022 covers the concentrations, adulterations, and other relevant information produced by DIMS in the past year, and in doing so forms a topical image of the Dutch drug market. Spread out over all Dutch provinces, the DIMS network encompasses 32 testing-facilities providing nation-wide coverage. Together with these partners, DIMS aims to create a clear insight into the Dutch drug market, and signal potential health risks to the public.