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

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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:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:New psychoactive substance
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:BMJ
Date:2017
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group Ltd
Volume:356: i6848
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences
B Substances > New (novel) psychoactive substances
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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