NOVEL PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES (NPS): NEW FRONTIERS IN ADDICTION? –

International Online Course specifically designed for the health care professional employees of ATS Sardegna MISSION Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) are a broad variety of drugs not regulated by present legislation. The advent of NPS has contributed to the appearance and growth of a new ‘drug scenario’ characterized by an increased number of drug users among youth and the consumption of…

Neurochemical and Behavioral Characterization after Acute and Repeated Exposure to Novel Synthetic Cannabinoid Agonist 5-MDMB-PICA

Since the early 2000s, herbal mixtures containing synthetic cannabinoids (SCs), broadly known as Spice/K2, have been marketed as a legal marijuana surrogate and have become very popular among adolescents. Adolescence is a critical period of development, which is associated with an increased vulnerability to the central effects of drugs. Despite growing concerns about the negative effects of the use of…
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