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dc.contributor.authorDeligianni, Elena
dc.contributor.authorCorkery, John
dc.contributor.authorSchifano, Fabrizio
dc.contributor.authorLione, Lisa
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-27T01:05:44Z
dc.date.available2020-03-27T01:05:44Z
dc.date.issued2017-05-08
dc.identifier.citationDeligianni , E , Corkery , J , Schifano , F & Lione , L 2017 , ' An international survey on the awareness, use, preference and health perception of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) ' , Human Psychopharmacology: Human and Experimental , vol. 32 , no. 3 , e2581 . https://doi.org/10.1002/hup.2581
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 11202209
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85019167358
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/22508
dc.description© 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Deligianni, E, Corkery, JM, Schifano, F, Lione, LA. An international survey on the awareness, use, preference, and health perception of novel psychoactive substances (NPS). Hum Psychopharmacol Clin Exp. 2017; 32:e2581, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/hup.2581. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
dc.description.abstractObjectiveThis survey investigated the level of public awareness, preference and motivation of NPS use as well as knowledge of potential associated health risks.Methods A Bristol Online Survey was advertised through social media and a drug forum ‘’Bluelight’’ between 7 January and 7 February 2015. ResultsResponses were received from 17 countries, mainly from Europe. Most responses (83%) came from University educated students. Two-thirds (65%) of the 168 respondents were aware of NPS. Awareness was significantly increased in those with bisexual/homosexual orientation (p<0.05) and those in employment (p<0.05). Fourteen percent of the 168 respondents were users of NPS and use was significantly affected by age and those in employment (p<0.01), but unaffected by their level of education (p>0.05). Nearly half of the NPS users perceived NPS to carry either a low risk to health (20%) or did not know whether or not they posed a health risk (29%).ConclusionsThese survey data indicate that awareness of NPS and, importantly, perception of the potential health risks associated with NPS use is lacking. NPS awareness and use is higher in those in employment but is unaffected by the level of education. This highlights the need for targeted drugs education intervention by policy-makers in schools and universities.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofHuman Psychopharmacology: Human and Experimental
dc.subjectNovel psychoactive substances
dc.subjectlegal high
dc.subjectKetamine
dc.subjectrecreational use
dc.subjectonline survey
dc.subjectpsychoactive effects
dc.subjectHealth Professions(all)
dc.subjectMedicine(all)
dc.subjectPharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
dc.titleAn international survey on the awareness, use, preference and health perception of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS)en
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Postgraduate Medicine
dc.contributor.institutionAgriculture, Veterinary and Food Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionTRP Ion channels
dc.contributor.institutionBasic and Clinical Science Unit
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Health Services and Clinical Research
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Clinical Practice, Safe Medicines and Drug Misuse Research
dc.contributor.institutionPsychopharmacology, Drug Misuse and Novel Psychoactive Substances Unit
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.identifier.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hup.2581/abstract
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