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New and emerging drugs

Prevention Research, April 2013

Please note: Since this document was published the term 'new and emerging drugs' (NEDs) has been replaced by the term 'new psychoactive substances' (NPS).

Author: Stephen Bright, Peninsula Drug and Alcohol Program & Curtin University

New recreational drugs are emerging at an unprecedented rate and represent one of the biggest challenges in the alcohol and other drug field for 2013. In this issue of Prevention Research, Stephen Bright asks the question, ‘Are new and emerging drugs a public health crisis waiting to happen?’ and looks at how clinicians, allied health and youth workers, researchers and policy makers can respond.

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Related information

Prevention in Action, April 2013

View the webinar New and emerging drugs, held in Melbourne on 30 April 2013

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