Overcoming the NPS Challenge

An Introduction

Authored by: Ornella Corazza , Andres Roman-Urrestarazu

Handbook of Novel Psychoactive Substances

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138068292
eBook ISBN: 9781315158082
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In Chapter 1, ‘Overcoming the NPS Challenge: An Introduction’, Ornella Corazza (ORCID 0000-0001-7371-319X) and Andres Roman-Urrestarazu (ORCID 0000-0002-2405-9432) present a general overview of the NPS challenge, the forces behind its upsurge, and how this phenomenon is old and new at the same time. This chapter also includes an analysis of how NPS have a different sociodemographic base of users than the usual traditional drugs and how this phenomenon has been handled with the current institutional frameworks available in drug policy. The chapter will also provide an overview of the need for clinical management strategies and how the present book aims to help clinicians achieve this. It finishes with a brief summary of the individual chapters and how they are parsimoniously part of the book.

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