Tag Archive for New Psychoactive Substances

Druglink article 2013 – A noxious business

When teenager Sophie smoked a legal brand of synthetic cannabis she expected to get high. But it turned out to be a nasty experience that the sellers and websites promoting the brand refused to acknowledge A noxious business (PDF)

Druglink article 2013 – High Times by Max Daly

The 2013 survey focusses on young people and the rise in their use of new synthetic drugs. Not many are coming forward to services – but outreach work tells a different story. New synthetic drugs (also called ‘legal highs’ or ‘new/novel psychoactive substances’) are…

Druglink/DrugWatch factsheet 2014 – AMT

AMT is an off white or yellowish/orange powder. The consistency can be either clumpy or fine. It is also found in tablet form. These are commonly referred to as pellets to avoid accusations that they are medicinal products. They are small blue pellets typically containing 30mg freebase…

Druglink factsheet 2014 -MPA

MPA (Methiopropamine) is a new psychoactive substance (NPS), a stimulant drug, sold on its own or within a wide range of branded products. Find out more in this factsheet. Factsheet – MPA (PDF) NOTE: MPA is now controlled under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

Druglink/DrugWatch factsheet 2014 – Etizolam

Etizolam is a benzodiazepine analogue. It has gathered some popularity on the new psychoactive substance (NPS) market in the UK and Europe. It has a broadly similar pharmacological profile to benzodiazepine drugs such as diazepam. A 1mg tablet is equivalent to a 10mg diazepam (Valium) tablet, so…