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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2011) Responding to new psychoactive substances. Drugs in Focus 22. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

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This briefing paper describes some of the practical and legal obstacles facing Member States when responding to such new substances. It underlines the importance of national early-warning systems in detecting and identifying new substances as the first step towards assessing the risks of, and ultimately controlling, potentially dangerous new drugs.

Table of contents:
• Definitions
• Key issues at a glance
• Early-warning systems
• Proactive control
• Assessing the risks
• Faster processes — but supervised
• Unintended consequences of control
• Are other laws effective?
• Conclusions and policy considerations
• Key sources
• Web information


Date:December 2011
Pages:4 p.
Publisher:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Corporate Creators:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Lisbon
ISBN:1681-5157
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health
VA Geographic area > Europe
MM-MO Crime and law > Drugs and alcohol laws
A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Drugs and alcohol effects and consequences
L Social psychology and related concepts > Legal availability or accessibility

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