Self-reported use of novel psychoactive substances in a US nationally representative survey: Prevalence, correlates, and a call for new survey methods to prevent underreporting.

@article{Palamar2015SelfreportedUO,
  title={Self-reported use of novel psychoactive substances in a US nationally representative survey: Prevalence, correlates, and a call for new survey methods to prevent underreporting.},
  author={Joseph J. Palamar and Silvia Saboia Martins and Mark K Su and Danielle C. Ompad},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2015},
  volume={156},
  pages={
          112-119
        }
}
BACKGROUND In recent years, there has been an increase in emergence and use of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) in the US and worldwide. However, there is little published epidemiological survey data estimating the prevalence of use in the US. METHOD Data on self-reported NPS use came from the National Survey of Drug Use and Health (2009-2013), a national representative sample of non-institutionalized individuals in the US. Subjects were asked to provide names of (non-traditional) drugs… CONTINUE READING
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