Novel psychoactive substances (NPS) are compounds that are designed to mimic the effects of established illicit drugs. Many NPS emerged during the early- to mid-2000s and the number of new substances being reported continues to rise. Their use and misuse have swiftly increased, posing a significant risk to public health.
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- Various NPS and key characteristics
- Why NPS challenge traditional approaches to drug monitoring
Methods used to detect NPS