An overview of recent developments in the analytical detection of new psychoactive substances (NPSs).

@article{Smith2015AnOO,
  title={An overview of recent developments in the analytical detection of new psychoactive substances (NPSs).},
  author={Jamie P. Smith and Oliver B Sutcliffe and Craig E. Banks},
  journal={The Analyst},
  year={2015},
  volume={140 15},
  pages={4932-48}
}
New psychoactive substances (NPSs), sometimes referred to as "legal highs" in more colloquial environments/the media, are a class of compounds that have been recently made available for abuse (not necessarily recently discovered) which provide similar effects to the traditional well studied illegal drugs but are not always controlled under existing local, regional or international drug legislation. Following an unprecedented increase in the number of NPSs in the last 5 years (with 101… CONTINUE READING
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