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Novel Psychoactive Substances

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Novel psychoactive substances (NPS) are compounds that are designed to mimic the effects of established illicit drugs. Many NPS emerged during the early- to mid-2000s and the number of new substances being reported continues to rise. Their use and misuse have swiftly increased, posing a significant risk to public health.

Download this infographic to explore:

  • Various NPS and key characteristics
  • Why NPS challenge traditional approaches to drug monitoring
  • Methods used to detect NPS