This is an executive summary of trends in use of new psychoactive substances and related harms in Australia, 2001-2013.
emerging psychoactive substances
- Significant increase in recent use of LSD from 2008-2013.
The Drugs and New Technologies (DNeT) project aims to investigate drug marketplaces online and in other emerging technologies. It aims to assess and quantify the online availability of drugs, including both traditional and new psychoactive substances.
- Four out of 10 regular psychostimulant users have used an EPS in the past six months
- Frequency of use remains low – one or two occasions in six months
- Some users seeking out hallucinogens, but many take them inadvertently
The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) has today published findings from a new research stream dedicated to tracking the internet’s increasing role in the supply of illicit drugs and drug-related information.