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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2017) High-risk drug use and new psychoactive substances. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. 24 p. EMCDDA Rapid Communication

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This report provides a first look at the emergence of more problematic forms of use of new psychoactive substances among a range of demographic groups, including opioid and amphetamine injectors, prisoners, the homeless and men who have sex with men. It explores, in particular, the use of synthetic cathinones, synthetic cannabinoids and new synthetic opioids, as well as related harms and responses.

Table of contents

  • Study rationale and methods
  • The substances: which NPS are linked with high-risk use?
  • NPS use among high-risk drug users
  • NPS-related harms and deaths
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion: an uncertain future
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Pages:24 p.
Publisher:Publications Office of the European Union
Corporate Creators:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Luxembourg
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Problem substance use
B Substances > CNS stimulants
B Substances > New (novel) psychoactive substances
VA Geographic area > Europe

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