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Deaths due to new psychoactive stimulants

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Author: Professor Shane Darke

Resource Type: NDARC Seminars

NDARC’s Professor Shane Darke presented at the 2020 NDARC Seminar Series on Thursday, 27 February 2020. 

This seminar addresses mortality due to new psychoactive stimulants and hallucinogens. These cover a wide range of “designer drugs” that have risen to prominence in the 21st century and become a source of clinical concern. They include drugs such as synthetic cathinones and NBOMe. New data on the characteristics of Australian fatalities, the circumstances of death, and their toxicology are presented.

Speaker bio:

Shane Darke is a Professor at the National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre (UNSW) and a leading world expert on the health effects associated with illicit drug use. He has authored more than 280 articles and four books. His specialist research area is drug-related harm, with a strong focus on mortality. He has published widely on overdose, suicide, psychopathology, trauma, treatment outcomes and toxicology.