New Psychoactive Substances

The need for policy reform
Youth Rise for Reform
Drug Policy Series
June 2012

youthrise-new-psychoactive-substances-policy-reformAddressing the rapid escalation in consumption of new psychoactive substances among young people around the world, we have produced a report outlining what the main government responses to this new phenomenon have been, why current approaches at dealing with increased consumption of new synthetic psychoactive substances has failed, what barriers currently exist to improving the harm reduction interventions for young people who use these drugs and our recommendations for better policies.

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