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dc.contributor.authorDavey, Zoe
dc.contributor.authorCorazza, Ornella
dc.contributor.authorSchifano, Fabrizio
dc.contributor.authorDeluca, Paolo
dc.identifier.citationDavey , Z , Corazza , O , Schifano , F & Deluca , P 2010 , ' Mass-information : Mephedrone, myths, and the new generation of legal highs ' , Drugs and Alcohol Today , vol. 10 , no. 3 , pp. 24-28 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 1008409
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 3b500775-21d7-4f4b-ae87-b3dce9004984
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 79953650313
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-7371-319X/work/98163952
dc.description.abstractThe market in licit recreational drugs is continuing to grow, both in the UK and elsewhere, and the internet has been acknowledged as a key factor in enabling this rapid expansion over the last few years. This is particularly true of the recent rise in popularity of the substance mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone) and related cathinones. Keeping up to date with these new drugs and emerging trends is a challenge for both professionals and users, particularly given the relative paucity of balanced and reliable information available and the potential for misinformation to be widely disseminated. This article examines the transmission of inaccurate information in relation to mephedrone and substituted cathinones, and discusses the implication of this for harm reduction and future research, by looking at the results of the European Commission funded Psychonaut Web Mapping project, which used online resources to detect emerging trends, monitor their diffusion, and develop a reasonably accurate profile of these new psychoactive compounds.en
dc.relation.ispartofDrugs and Alcohol Today
dc.titleMass-information : Mephedrone, myths, and the new generation of legal highsen
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Postgraduate Medicine
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Clinical Practice, Safe Medicines and Drug Misuse Research
dc.contributor.institutionPublic Health
dc.contributor.institutionPrescription and Illicit Drug Misuse
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionPostgraduate Medicine
dc.contributor.institutionHealth Services and Medicine
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Pharmacy
dc.contributor.institutionPatient and Medicines Safety
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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