This seminar will examine the major novel psychoactive substances and the harms they cause.
The term novel psychoactive substances (NPS) refers to a wide range of “designer drugs” that have risen to prominence in the 21st century. In this seminar Professor Shane Darke will describe the three main categories of NPS and examine their physical and psychological harms.
Professor Shane Darke has worked at NDARC since 1988 and is a leading world expert on the morbidity and mortality associated with substance use. He has authored more than 250 articles, 4 books and is the Regional Editor for Australasia & Southeast Asia for Addiction.