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Sauer, Alexander [UNODC] . (2019) United Nations toolkit on synthetic drugs. Vienna: United Nations.

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The United Nations (UN) Toolkit on Synthetic Drugs, a web-based platform with a wide range of electronic resources that offer innovative and practical tools on how to approach challenges related to synthetic drugs and particularly opioids.


The toolkit is part of UNODC's Integrated Opioid Strategy that was launched last year to deal with the deadly opioid crisis. UNODC is the lead UN Secretariat entity in providing assistance to Member States in addressing the world drug problem and in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) and other international and regional organizations is coordinating the development of this toolkit to support countries in addressing the threat of synthetic drugs.


The UN Toolkit on Synthetic Drugs offers a selection of different topics critical in addressing the key challenges presented by synthetic drugs. Generally, these topics range from legislative approaches, forensic capacity, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, and access to medicines to regulation, detection and interdiction. Currently, three modules are complete and accessible: Legal, Forensics and Precursors. The remaining modules are in development and will become available soon. Moreover, the toolkit will be frequently updated and complemented with additional resources.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Drug Type:CNS stimulants, New psychoactive substance
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder harm reduction
Date:March 2019
Publisher:United Nations
Place of Publication:Vienna
Related URLs:
Subjects:B Substances > Opioids (opiates) > Opioid product
B Substances > New (novel) psychoactive substances
L Social psychology and related concepts > Legal availability or accessibility
MM-MO Crime and law > Substance use laws
VA Geographic area > International aspects

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