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Recent developments concerning the DRD Key Indicator in United Kingdom
(European Monitoring Centre for Drugs & Drugs Addiction, 2014-10-15)
‘Special M’ related fatalities in the UK.
Introduction: methoxetamine (MXE; ‘special M’) is a novel psychoactive substance that first appeared in 2010 as a legal alternative to ketamine and, despite now being a Class B drug, is still widely marketed via the internet ...
Legal highs: safe and legal heavens? : A study on the diffusion, knowledge and risk awareness of novel psychoactive drugs among students in the UK. ["Legal highs": paradisi sicuri e legali? Uno studio sulla diffusione, conoscenza e consapevolezza del rischio delle nuove droghe psicoattive tra gli studenti del Regno Unito].
Background. The recent emergence of new recreational drugs, combined with the ability of the Internet to disseminate information quickly, have raised a number of concerns in the fields of drug policy, substance use research, ...
The evolution and characteristics of UK deaths involving GHB and its analogues
Introduction: misuse of gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and gamma butyrolactone (GBL) increased in Western countries from the early 1990s. The period since has seen a rising numbers of deaths. This presentation outlines the ...
"Spice", "Kryptonite", "Black Mamba": An overview of brand names and marketing stragtegies of Novel Psychoactive Substances on the Web
Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPSs) are often sold online as “legal” and “safer” alternatives to International Controlled Drugs (ICDs) with captivating marketing strategies. Our aim was to review and summarize such ...