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Sumnall, Harry and Hamilton, Ian and Monaghan, Mark . (2017) Novel Psychoactive Substances: important information for health professionals. Oxford: Minervation Ltd. The Mental Elf Blog (3 March 2017)

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Novel psychoactive substances (NPS; also known as new psychoactive substances or popularly, although erroneously, as ‘legal highs’) is the name given to drugs that are newly synthesised or newly available, and which do not fall under the control of United Nations Drug Conventions. These drugs exist as a result of advances in academic, industrial, and psychonautic chemistry and are used for many of the same reasons given for traditional illegal drugs such as cannabis, ecstasy, and heroin. However, many NPS are not detected by routine forensic screens, and so are relatively popular in secure settings such as prisons, or in professions that are subject to random drug screening programmes..........

Item Type:Evidence resource
Drug Type:New psychoactive substance
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction
Date:3 March 2017
Publisher:Minervation Ltd
Place of Publication:Oxford
Number:3 March 2017
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences
B Substances > New (novel) psychoactive substances
T Demographic characteristics > Substance or health care worker
T Demographic characteristics > Doctor
T Demographic characteristics > Nurse
T Demographic characteristics > Prevention worker
T Demographic characteristics > Social worker

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