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Tracy, Derek K and Wood, David M and Baumeister, David (2017) Novel psychoactive substances: types, mechanisms of action, and effects. BMJ , 356: i6848 . doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6848.


Information on NPS primarily stems from case reports and case series. However, there is evidence that risks associated with NPS are often different from those seen with established recreational drugs. This article classifies NPS into their major groupings and provides information on the desired effects of these compounds, their pharmacology, and the risks associated with their use. The linked Practice article provides advice on what to ask and do when consulting with a patient who may be using NPS.

Item Type
Article
Publication Type
International, Review, Article
Drug Type
New psychoactive substance
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
Source
Date
2017
Identification #
doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6848
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group Ltd
Volume
356: i6848
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