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Reuter, Peter (2011) Options for regulating new psychoactive drugs: a review of recent experiences. London: UK Drug Policy Commission.

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This paper is intended to provide the basis for a discussion of policy options in dealing with new psychoactive substances that show signs of popularity and of harmfulness within a wider project being undertaken by the UK Drug Policy Commission and Demos, the outcomes of which are presented in Taking Drugs Seriously: a Demos and UK Drug Policy Commission report on legal highs (Birdwell et al., 2011).

The review considers the international context, current approaches to tackling new drugs with a main focus on the USA and Europe, and examines four specific examples of new drugs: BZP, Spice, mephedrone and naphyrone. It also looks at the possible learning from other regulatory frameworks, those for foodstuffs and for alcohol and tobacco.


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Report, Review
Drug Type
New psychoactive substance
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Prevention, Harm reduction, Crime prevention, Policy
Source
Date
2011
Pages
32 p.
Publisher
UK Drug Policy Commission
Place of Publication
London
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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