eBook Novel Psychoactive Substances, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124159117
  • ISBN-13: 9780124159112
  • DDC: 615.7
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 440 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

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’.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Forewords.
List of Contributors.
1: BACKGROUND.
2: Legal Classification of Novel Psychoactive Substances: An International Comparison Differentiated Demand and Ideological Supply.
3: Monitoring Novel Psychoactive Substances Differentiated Demand and Ideological Supply.
4: Availability and Supply of Novel Psychoactive Substances Differentiated Demand and Ideological Supply.
5: Epidemiology of Use of Novel Psychoactive Substances Differentiated Demand and Ideological Supply.
6: Social Issues in the Use of Novel Psychoactive Substances Differentiated Demand and Ideological Supply.
7: ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES.
8: Analytical Techniques for the Detection of Novel Psychoactive Substances and Their Metabolites.
9: INDIVIDUAL NOVEL PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES.
10: Synthetic Amphetamine Derivatives.
11: 1-Benzylpiperazine and other Piperazine-based Derivatives.
12: Mephedrone.
13: Pipradrol and Pipradrol Derivatives.
14: Aminoindane Analogues.
15: Ketamine.
16: Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists.
17: Natural Product (Fungal and Herbal) Novel Psychoactive Substances.
18: Tryptamines.
19: Benzofurans and Benzodifurans.
20: Miscellaneous Compounds.
Index.