The Need for Clinical Guidelines on NPS


Authored by: Owen Bowden-Jones , Dima Abdulrahim

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 2, “The Need for Clinical Guidelines on NPS: NEPTUNE”, Owen Bowden-Jones and Dima Abdulrahim focus on the need for guidance specific to NPS and why existing substance misuse guidance is not sufficient. The chapter introduces the model of NEPTUNE (Novel Psychoactive Treatment: UK Network) clinical guidance and the products developed over time as a response to the current gap in knowledge and experience in the management of NPS in the UK and beyond.

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