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Can reinforcement-based interventions to reduce drug use successfully be adapted to routine opioid maintenance treatment?
Introduction. Comorbid substance related disorders are a major health problem for patients in opioid maintenance treatment (OMT). It was investigated whether a reinforcement scheme adapted to the regulatory and financial ...
Fatalities Associated with Mephedrone in Combination with Other Stimulant Drugs in Young People Aged 16-24 Years
Introduction: Mephedrone is a stimulant Class B drug chemically related to amphetamine. It comes in tablet or powder form and has no therapeutic use. Mephedrone’s reported effects are similar to those of amphetamine and ...
Methoxetamine: An Analogue of Ketamine
Introduction: Methoxetamine acts similarly to a non-competitive antagonist at the N-methyl-aspartate receptor and a Dopamine reuptake inhibitor. Its behavioural effects resemble those induced by dissociative anesthetics, ...
The Unregulated Psychoactive Compound: ‘Benzo Fury’
Introduction: The ‘legal high’ ‘Benzo Fury’ [1-(benzofuran-5-yl)propan-2-amine (5-APB) and 1-(benzofuran-6-yl)propan-2-amine (6-APB)] is an unregulated psychoactive compound which has similar effects as known controlled ...
Factors Impacting on the Evolution and Characteristics of UK Deaths Involving‘Traditional’ and ‘New’ Stimulants.
Introduction: This presentation outlines recent changes in UK drug indicators in respect of ‘traditional’ stimulants (amphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy) and how these may have influenced the ever-quickening emergence of ‘new’ ...
Bupropion perceived as a stimulant by two patients with a previous history of cocaine misuse
Background and objective. Despite animal studies having shown a generalisation of the bupropion cue to cocaine, this drug has been used in cocaine abuse with mixed results. We here aimed at describing two cases which ...
UK deaths associated with ‘Z’ drugs (Zopiclone, Zolpidem & Zaleplon)
(Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, 2013-09-05)
Drops of Madness? : Recreational misuse of Tropicamide collyrium: early warning alerts from Russia and Italy
Tropicamide is an antimuscarinic drug usually prescribed as an ophthalmic solution to induce short-term mydriasis and cycloplegia. Over the last 2 years, tropicamide has been reported in both Russia and Italy to be ...
Promoting innovation and excellence to face the rapid diffusion of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) in the EU : the outcomes of the ReDNet project
Objectives: The recent emergence of new psychoactive compounds (NPS) has raised prominent challenges in the fields of drug policy, substance use research, public health and service provision. The Recreational Drugs European ...
MDAI (5,6-methylenedioxy-2-aminoindane; 6,7-dihydro-5H-cyclopenta[f][1,3]benzodioxol-6-amine; ‘sparkle’; ‘mindy’) toxicity : a brief overview and update
Objectives MDAI (5,6-methylenedioxy-2-aminoindane; 6,7-dihydro-5H-cyclopenta[f][1,3]benzodioxol-6-amine; ‘sparkle’; ‘mindy’) is a psychoactive substance, sold primarily over the Internet and in ‘head’ shops as a ‘legal ...