The Novel Psychoactive Substances in the UK Project: empirical and conceptual review work to produce research recommendations.

@article{Mdege2017TheNP,
  title={The Novel Psychoactive Substances in the UK Project: empirical and conceptual review work to produce research recommendations.},
  author={Noreen Dadirai Mdege and Nick Meader and Charlie Lloyd and Steve Parrott and Jim Mccambridge},
  journal={Public Health Research},
  year={2017},
  volume={5},
  pages={1-138}
}
Background Although illegal drug use has largely been declining in the UK over the past decade, this period has witnessed the emergence of a range of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) (‘legal highs’). These are new, mostly synthetic, substances that mimic the effects of existing drugs). Despite there being many causes for concern in relation to NPS, there has been little prior study of the burden associated with their use in public health terms. Clarity is lacking on research priorities in… 
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