New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) – the Hydra monster of recreational drugs

  title={New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) – the Hydra monster of recreational drugs},
  author={A. Helander and M. B{\"a}ckberg},
  journal={Clinical Toxicology},
  pages={1 - 3}
  • A. Helander, M. Bäckberg
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Toxicology
  • The popularity and use of “new psychoactive substances” (NPS) of different chemical classes on the recreational drug market has increased dramatically in recent years and is resulting in a global drug abuse crisis. The psychoactive effects of NPS often resemble those of classical narcotics (e.g., amfetamine, cannabis, cocaine, and lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)), but due to chemical structural differences, and use of product labels such as “not for human consumption” or “research chemical… CONTINUE READING
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