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Original languageEnglish
Article numbere2606
JournalHuman Psychopharmacology: Human and Experimental
Journal publication date28 Jun 2017
Volume32
Issue3
Early online date19 Jun 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2017

Abstract

Novel psychoactive substance (NPS) availability is increasing at a phenomenal rate and so is their associated misuse. Currently, the harms associated with NPS misuse are unclear. This report presents the initial findings of a continuing study looking into the impact of NPS misuse on admissions to an acute mental health facility in London. Violence preadmission and violence during admission have been found to be significant in NPS misusers compared to non-NPS substance misusers. Our findings have important consequences for acute mental health, emergency, and public health services. NPS misusers require specific assessment and risk management to reduce the risk of violence towards others.

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https://doi.org/10.1002/hup.2606 Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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