Recreational drugs' scenario and compulsory treatment in the United Kingdom

Fabrizio Schifano, Daniela Tedeschi

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    With the use of psychotomimetic compounds, psychiatric hospitalizations have seen a definite increase over the last few years, at least in the European scene. This paper offers an overview of the most frequently abused recreational drugs, including ecstasy and ecstasy look-alikes, cocaine/crack cocaine, amphetamines, poppers, cathinones, LSD, DMT, methylphenidate, GHB, dextromethorphan, ketamine, and smart drugs/smart drinks. We also provide an overview of the legislative and epidemiological issues related to compulsory psychiatric treatments in the United Kingdom.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)22-56
    Number of pages35
    JournalInternational Journal of Mental Health
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2008


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