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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 06 August 2013
  • ISBN : 9780124159112
  • Page : 440 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 voters

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Novel Psychoactive Substances: Classification, Pharmacology and Toxicology provides readers with background on the classification, detection, supply and availability of novel psychoactive substances, otherwise known as "legal highs." This book also covers individual classes of novel psychoactive substances that have recently emerged onto the recreational drug scene and provides an overview of the pharmacology of the substance followed by a discussion of the acute and chronic harm or toxicity associated with the substance. Written by international experts in the field, this multi-authored book is a valuable reference for scientists, clinicians, academics, and regulatory and law enforcement professionals. Includes chapters written by international experts in the field. Provides a comprehensive look at the classification, detection, availability and supply of novel psychoactive substances, in addition to the pharmacology and toxicology associated with the substance. Offers a single source for all interested parties working in this area, including scientists, academics, clinicians, law enforcement and regulatory agencies. Provides a full treatment of novel psychoactive substances that have recently emerged onto the recreational drug scene including mephedrone and the synthetic cannabinoid receptors in ‘spice’ / ‘K2’.

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Novel Psychoactive Substances

Novel Psychoactive Substances
  • Author : Paul Dargan,David Wood
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-06
  • ISBN : 9780124159112
GET THIS BOOKNovel Psychoactive Substances

Novel Psychoactive Substances: Classification, Pharmacology and Toxicology provides readers with background on the classification, detection, supply and availability of novel psychoactive substances, otherwise known as "legal highs." This book also covers individual classes of novel psychoactive substances that have recently emerged onto the recreational drug scene and provides an overview of the pharmacology of the substance followed by a discussion of the acute and chronic harm or toxicity associated with the substance. Written by international experts in the field, this

Club Drugs and Novel Psychoactive Substances

Club Drugs and Novel Psychoactive Substances
  • Author : Owen Bowden-Jones,Dima Abdulrahim
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-08
  • ISBN : 9781911623090
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Emerging illicit drugs pose a significant clinical challenge. This handbook offers an engaging, concise guide to managing these challenges.

Neuropharmacology of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)

Neuropharmacology of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)
  • Author : Michael H. Baumann,Richard A. Glennon,Jenny L. Wiley
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-04-13
  • ISBN : 9783319524443
GET THIS BOOKNeuropharmacology of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)

Designer drugs, or new psychoactive substances (NPS), are synthetic chemicals that mimic the effects of classic drugs of abuse. There has been an alarming worldwide increase in the abuse of NPS in recent years. NPS are cheap, easy to obtain, and often legally available. In this volume, leading experts summarize the latest studies regarding the molecular mechanisms of action, behavioral effects, and adverse consequences of popular NPS. Specific chapters clarify the differences between various types of NPS, namely: stimulants, cannabinoids

Handbook of Novel Psychoactive Substances

Handbook of Novel Psychoactive Substances
  • Author : Ornella Corazza,Andres Roman-Urrestarazu
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-10-10
  • ISBN : 9781351655521
GET THIS BOOKHandbook of Novel Psychoactive Substances

Handbook of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges that clinicians face when dealing with NPS and discusses how the profile of patients and their socio-demographic characteristics frame the serious public health concern that NPS pose. It presents various clinical cases, as well as detailed accounts of symptoms, psychopathology, toxicity, and overall clinical management that NPS require. This handbook brings together a unique collection of chapters written by leading experts in the field, who have felt

Synthetic Cathinones

Synthetic Cathinones
  • Author : Jolanta B. Zawilska
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-04-16
  • ISBN : 9783319787077
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Over the last decade, and particularly during the recent five years, a rapidly increasing number of novel psychoactive substance (NPSs), often marketed as “designer drugs”, “legal highs”, “herbal highs”, “research or intermediate chemicals” and “laboratory reagents”, has appeared on the drug market in an effort to bypass controlled substance legislation. NPSs encompass a wide range of different compounds and drug classes but had been dominated by synthetic cannabinomimetics and psychostimulatory synthetic cathinones, so-called β-keto amphetamines. Compounds from the later class

Emerging Drugs in Sport

Emerging Drugs in Sport
  • Author : Olivier Rabin,Ornella Corazza
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-11-16
  • ISBN : 9783030792930
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Athletes are always aiming to be faster, better, stronger. New techniques to enhance their sporting performance have increasingly been linked to use of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) and other hard-to-detect substances like performance-enhancing drugs. This book offers a timely analysis of the new challenges posed by this phenomenon in the anti-doping community. The authors present the first comprehensive perspective on the rapidly shifting doping scenario and reflect on use, regulation, policy, and market structure of NPS used in sports. They

New Trends of Substance Abuse: Looking for New Psychotropic Effects of Chem Sex Drugs, Cognitive Enhancers, and New Psychoactive Substances

New Trends of Substance Abuse: Looking for New Psychotropic Effects of Chem Sex Drugs, Cognitive Enhancers, and New Psychoactive Substances
  • Author : Simona Zaami,Simona Pichini,Marta Torrens,Norbert Leo Scherbaum
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release Date : 2021-01-08
  • ISBN : 9782889663668
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Forensic Toxicology

Forensic Toxicology
  • Author : Susannah Davies,Atholl Johnston,David Holt
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release Date : 2019-03-15
  • ISBN : 9781788018104
GET THIS BOOKForensic Toxicology

New designer drugs, access to databases, and changing availability of samples for analysis have changed the face of modern forensic toxicology in recent years. Forensic Toxicology: Drug Use and Misuse brings together the latest information direct from experts in each sub-field of the discipline providing a broad overview of current thinking and the most innovative approaches to case studies. The text begins with an in-depth discussion of pharmaco­epidemiology, including information on the value of nationwide databases in forensic toxicology.

Fentanyl, Inc.

Fentanyl, Inc.
  • Author : Ben Westhoff
  • Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • ISBN : 9780802147950
GET THIS BOOKFentanyl, Inc.

A four-year investigation into the world of synthetic drugs—from black market factories to users & dealers to harm reduction activists—and what it revealed. A deeply human story, Fentanyl, Inc. is the first deep-dive investigation of a hazardous and illicit industry that has created a worldwide epidemic, ravaging communities and overwhelming and confounding government agencies that are challenged to combat it. “A whole new crop of chemicals is radically changing the recreational drug landscape,” writes Ben Westhoff. “These are known

Addictive Substances and Neurological Disease

Addictive Substances and Neurological Disease
  • Author : Ronald Ross Watson,Sherma Zibadi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-18
  • ISBN : 9780128092965
GET THIS BOOKAddictive Substances and Neurological Disease

Addictive Substances and Neurological Disease: Alcohol, Tobacco, Caffeine, and Drugs of Abuse in Everyday Lifestyles is a complete guide to the manifold effects of addictive substances on the brain, providing readers with the latest developing research on how these substances are implicated in neurological development and dysfunction. Cannabis, cocaine, and other illicit drugs can have substantial negative effects on the structure and functioning of the brain. However, other common habituating and addictive substances often used as part of an individual’

Substance Misuse and Young People

Substance Misuse and Young People
  • Author : Ilana Crome,Richard Williams
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-19
  • ISBN : 9781000008586
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Substance Misuse and Young People: Critical Issues is a comprehensive source of information on young people’s requirements for assessment, treatment and other interventions because of their misuse of substances. It highlights approaches that enhance understanding of the routes that lead young people to substance misuse and also the routes away from it. The emergence of new substances and methods of misuse makes this ever more relevant. The authors are international experts in the fields of psychiatry, paediatrics, medicine, psychology,

Critical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing

Critical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing
  • Author : Amitava Dasgupta
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-10
  • ISBN : 9780128156087
GET THIS BOOKCritical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing

Critical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing, Second Edition, addresses the general principles and technological advances for measuring drugs and alcohol, along with the pitfalls of drugs of abuse testing. Many designer drugs, for example, are not routinely tested in drugs of abuse panels and may go undetected in a drug test. This updated edition is a must-have for clinical pathologists, toxicologists, clinicians, and medical review officers and regulators, bridging the gap between technical and clinical information. Topics

Methods for Novel Psychoactive Substance Analysis

Methods for Novel Psychoactive Substance Analysis
  • Author : Marta Concheiro,Karl B. Scheidweiler
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-11-13
  • ISBN : 9781071626054
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This collection provides detailed information on current advances in analytical methods and strategies employed for monitoring and discovering a wide range of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) in clinical and forensic laboratories. The main classes of NPS in terms of prevalence include synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic cathinones, synthetic opioids, and designer or synthetic benzodiazepines, and this book explores selecting the appropriate sample matrix and analytical testing approaches for laboratories faced with NPS drug testing, such as in blood, urine, saliva, and hair.

The Essential Guide to Psychoactive Drugs in Canada, Second Edition

The Essential Guide to Psychoactive Drugs in Canada, Second Edition
  • Author : Rick Csiernik
  • Publisher : Canadian Scholars’ Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19
  • ISBN : 9781773381602
GET THIS BOOKThe Essential Guide to Psychoactive Drugs in Canada, Second Edition

The second edition of the formerly titled Just Say Know: A Counsellor’s Guide to Psychoactive Drugs, this indispensable counselling resource provides a practical understanding of psychoactive drug pharmacology and physiology. Rick Csiernik unpacks the risks and therapeutic applications of the most commonly used and misused drug families, including depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and psychotherapeutics. This new edition features a wide range of updated research and content addressing the recent rise of opioid, fentanyl, cannabis, novel psychoactive substances, and antipsychotic medication

Light in Forensic Science

Light in Forensic Science
  • Author : Jacqueline L Stair,Giorgia Miolo,Mire Zloh
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release Date : 2018-04-16
  • ISBN : 9781788013987
GET THIS BOOKLight in Forensic Science

The identification and quantification of material present and collected at a crime scene are critical requirements in investigative analyses. Forensic analysts use a variety of tools and techniques to achieve this, many of which use light. Light is not always the forensic analyst’s friend however, as light can degrade samples and alter results. This book details the analysis of a range of molecular systems by light-based techniques relevant to forensic science, as well as the negative effects of light