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Psychonauts’ psychedelics: a systematic, multilingual, web-crawling exercise
Psychedelics alter the perception of reality through agonist or partial agonist interaction with the 2A serotoninergic receptor. They are classified as phenethylamines, tryptamines and lysergamides. These classes, according ...
Covid-19 pandemic impact on substance misuse: a social media listening, mixed method analysis.
The restrictive measures adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic modified some previously consolidated drug use patterns. A focus on social networks allowed drug users to discuss, share opinions and provide advice during a ...
Identifying new/emerging psychoactive substances at the time of COVID-19; a web-based approach
COVID-19-related disruptions of people and goods' circulation can affect drug markets, especially for new psychoactive substances (NPSs). Drug shortages could cause a change in available NPS, with the introduction of new, ...
The psychonauts' world of cognitive enhancers
Background: There is growing availability of novel psychoactive substances (NPS), including cognitive enhancers (CEs) which can be used in the treatment of certain mental health disorders. Whilst treating cognitive deficit ...
Novel opioids: systematic web crawling within the e-psychonauts’ scenario
Background: A wide range of novel psychoactive substances (NPSs) are regularly searched and discussed online by e-psychonauts. Among NPSs, the range of prescription/non-prescription opioids (fentanyl and non-fentanyl ...
The e-psychonauts’ ‘Spiced’ World; assessment of the synthetic cannabinoids’ information available online
Background: A wide range of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) is regularly searched and discussed online by web-based drug enthusiasts (i.e. the e-psychonauts). Among NPS, the range of synthetic cannabinoids (SC; ‘Spice’) ...