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Onikoyi-Deckon, A and Smyth, Bobby P (2013) Use of new psychoactive substances among teenagers attending a specialized adolescent addiction service in Dublin, before and after a legislative ban on their sale. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 182, (Supplement 4), S135-S136.

[This article is an abstract from an annual meeting report]

The EMCCDA reported that Irish youths demonstrate the highest prevalence of use of new psychoactive substances in Europe. The Irish government responded by banning many of these drugs in May 2010. Some have suggested that the ban may drive users to the blackmarket while doing little to reduce use. The aim was to determine if the use of new psychoactive substances by teenagers with substance use disorders diminished following the ban on sale of new psychoactive substances in May 2010. Information was obtained using a structured assessment tool which examined lifetime and past month use of three categories of new psychoactive substances.


Item Type
Article
Publication Type
Irish-related, Article
Drug Type
New psychoactive substance
Intervention Type
Screening / Assessment
Date
June 2013
Page Range
S135-S136
Publisher
Springer
Volume
182
Number
Supplement 4
Notes
Taken from Book of Abstracts from the Conference: Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, RAMI Section of Biomedical Sciences, annual meeting 2012, Galway Ireland.
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Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)
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