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Novel Psychoactive Substances - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128187883

Novel Psychoactive Substances

2nd Edition

Classification, Pharmacology and Toxicology

Editors: Paul Dargan David Wood
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128187883
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st April 2021
Page Count: 480
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Description

Novel Psychoactive Substances: Classification, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Second Edition provides readers with a comprehensive examination on the classification, detection, supply and availability of novel psychoactive substances, otherwise known as "legal highs." The book 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 and a discussion of their associated acute and chronic harm and toxicity. This second edition addresses drugs new to the scene, with completely updated and revised chapters.

Written by international experts in the field, this multi-authored book is an essential reference for scientists, clinicians, academics, and regulatory and law enforcement professionals.

Key Features

  • Includes chapters written by international experts in the field
  • Presents a comprehensive overview on 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 amphetamines and the synthetic cannabinoid receptors in ‘spice’ and ‘K2’

Readership

Research scientists and academics in pharmacology and toxicology and biochemists, healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses and paramedics, law enforcement and legislative authorities

Table of Contents

I. Background
1. Legal Classification and International Systems for Monitoring Novel Psychoactive Substances
2. Availability and Supply of Novel Psychoactive Substances
3. Prevalence of Use of Novel Psychoactive Substances
4. Pharmacological Profiling of Novel Psychoactive Substances
5. Novel methods of NPS detection and data triangulation
6. Social issues in the use of novel psychoactive substances
7. General management of the patient with Novel Psychoactive Substance Toxicity
8. Addiction and treatment of Novel Psychoactive Substance dependence

II. Analytical Techniques
9. Analytical techniques for the detection of novel psychoactive substances and their metabolites

III. Individual Novel Psychoactive Substances
10. Synthetic Amphetamines including novel MDMA analogues
11. Pharmacology and Toxicology of N-Benzyl-phenylethylamines (25X-NBOMe) Hallucinogens
12. 1-Benzylpiperazine and other Piperazine-based stimulants
13. Cathinones
14. Arylcyclohexamines
15. Synthetic cannabinoids
16. Novel opioids
17. Novel benzodiazepines
18. Tryptamines

Details

No. of pages:
480
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2021
Published:
1st April 2021
Imprint:
Academic Press
Hardcover ISBN:
9780128187883

About the Editors

Paul Dargan

Drs. Dargan and Wood are both expert advisors to the UK Government (Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, ACMD), UK Law Enforcement Services (Association of Chief Police Officers and Serious Organised Crime Agencies) and the European Union (European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, EMCDDA). They run a clinical service and have a clinical and research interest in novel psychoactive substances. They publish widely in this field and have both been invited to give keynote lectures at International meetings on this topic.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Physician and Clinical Toxicologist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London, London, UK

David Wood

David Wood is a Consultant Physician and Clinical Toxicologist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London, London, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Physician and Clinical Toxicologist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London, London, UK

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