Home > Understanding the patterns of use, motives, and harms of New Psychoactive Substances in Scotland.

MacLeod, Katy and Pickering, Lucy and Gannon, Maria and Greenwood, Sharon and Liddell, Dave and Smith, Austin and Johnstone, Lauren and Burton, George . (2016) Understanding the patterns of use, motives, and harms of New Psychoactive Substances in Scotland. Edinburgh: Scottish Government. 133 p.

[img]
Preview
PDF (Understanding New Psychoactive Substances in Scotland)
2MB

New or Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) imitate the effects of illegal drugs and are commonly (although misleadingly) referred to as „legal highs‟. Over the last decade the use of NPS has expanded in Scotland. Current data sources and anecdotal reports have identified a number of vulnerable or potentially at risk groups. This report presents results of mixed methods research on NPS use among five key target populations: vulnerable young people, people in contact with mental health services, people affected by homelessness, people who inject drugs (PWID) and men who have sex with men (MSM).


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:New psychoactive substance
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder harm reduction, Education and training
Date:November 2016
Pages:133 p.
Publisher:Scottish Government
Place of Publication:Edinburgh
EndNote:View
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences
B Substances > New (novel) psychoactive substances
F Concepts in psychology > Motivation
F Concepts in psychology > Attitude and behaviour > Behaviour
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > risk-taking behaviour
G Health and disease > State of health
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention > Substance use harm reduction
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom > Scotland

Repository Staff Only: item control page