Legal highs: staying on top of the flood of novel psychoactive substances.

@article{Baumeister2015LegalHS,
  title={Legal highs: staying on top of the flood of novel psychoactive substances.},
  author={David Baumeister and Luis M. Tojo and Derek Kenneth Tracy},
  journal={Therapeutic advances in psychopharmacology},
  year={2015},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={97-132}
}
There has been growing clinical, public, and media awareness and concern about the availability and potential harmfulness of so-called 'legal highs', which are more appropriately called new or novel psychoactive substances (NPS). A cat-and-mouse process has emerged wherein unknown chemists and laboratories are producing new, and as yet nonproscribed, compounds for human consumption; and as soon as they are banned, which they inevitably are, slightly modified analogues are produced to circumvent… CONTINUE READING