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Wood, David M and Ramsey, John and Dargan, Paul I (2008) Detecting novel and emerging recreational drugs on the ‘club scene’. Irish Psychiatrist , 9 , pp. 223-228.

Recreational drugs are commonly used amongst those frequenting nightclubs. In addition to established recreational drugs such as amphetamine, MDMA (Ecstasy), ketamine and cocaine, there are novel/emerging recreational drugs entering the ‘club scene’. These drugs often have similar clinical features in toxicity, although they may not be controlled under the same legislation as established recreational drugs. In this article we will review how these novel/emerging recreational drugs can be detected/identified, and compare the clinical features of toxicity seen with them to established recreational drugs.


Item Type:Article
Date:February 2008
Page Range:pp. 223-228
Publisher:Irish College of Psychiatrists
Volume:9
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Subjects:B Substances > New (novel) psychoactive substances
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Identification and screening > Identification and screening for substance use
L Social psychology and related concepts > Social context
L Social psychology and related concepts > Social context > Context encouraging substance use
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural aspects of substance use > Recreational drug use
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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