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Evolutionary Considerations on the Emerging Subculture of the E-psychonauts and the Novel Psychoactive Substances : A Comeback to the Shamanism?
BACKGROUND: Evolutionary research on drug abuse has hitherto been restricted to proximate studies, considering aetiology, mechanism, and ontogeny. However, in order to explain the recent emergency of a new behavioral pattern ...
The "Endless Trip" among the NPS Users: Psychopathology and Psychopharmacology in the Hallucinogen-Persisting Perception Disorder. A Systematic Review
Hallucinogen-persisting perception disorder (HPPD) is a syndrome characterized by prolonged or reoccurring perceptual symptoms, reminiscent of acute hallucinogen effects. HPPD was associated with a broader range of LSD ...
Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) awareness, use and health perception following The UK Psychoactive Substances Act 2016
Introduction: The risk of potential harms prompted the UK government to introduce The Psychoactive Substances Act (PSA) in 2016 banning the production, supply, importation and exportation of NPS 1. Here we investigate UK ...
An exploratory study of information sources and key findings on UK cocaine-related deaths
Increased numbers of cocaine-related deaths have occurred since the early 1990s in some European countries, including the UK. Cocaine deaths are difficult to define, detect and record as they are multi-factorial. The ...
An insight into the deep web; why it matters for addiction psychiatry?
ABSTRACT Objective. Nowadays, the web is rapidly spreading, playing a significant role in the marketing/sale/distribution of ‘quasi’ legal drugs, hence facilitating continuous changes in drug scenarios. The easily renewable ...
Intended and Unintended Use of Cathinone Mixtures
Introduction: Cathinones are one of the most popular categories of new psychoactive substances (NPS) consumed. Cathinones have different pharmacological activities and receptor selectivity for monoamine transporters based ...