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Nuove sostanze d'abuso sul Web: Il ruolo dello Psychonaut Web Mapping Project

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  • Fabrizio Schifano
  • Ornella Corazza
  • A. Ricciardi
  • C. Rafanelli
  • P. Deluca
  • Z. Davey
  • L. Di Furia
  • M. Farrè
  • L. Flesland
  • M. Mannonen
  • T. Peltoniemi
  • C. Pezzolesi
  • S. Pagani
  • N. Scherbaum
  • H. Siemann
  • A. Skutle
  • M. Torrens
  • P. Van Der Kreeft
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-93
Number of pages6
JournalRivista di Psichiatria
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2010


In the rapid change of drug scenarios, as the powerful development in the drug market, particularly in the number and the kind of the compound available, Internet plays a dominant role to become one of the major "drug market". The European Commission funded the Psychonaut Web Mapping Project (carried out in the time-frame January 2008-December 2009), with the aim to start/implement an Early Warning System (through the data/information collected from the Web virtual market), to identify and categorise novel recreational drugs/psychoactive compounds (synthetical/herbal drugs), and new trends in drug use to provide information for immediate and prevention intervention.The Psychonaut is a multi-site research project involving 8 research centres (De Sleutel, Belgium; University of Hertfordshire School of Pharmacy, St George's University of London, England; A-klinikkasäätiö, Finlandia; Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Germany; Assessorato Salute Regione Marche, Italy; Drug Abuse Unit, Spain; Centre of Competence Bergen Clinics Foundation, Norway) based in 7 European Countries (England, Italy, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Spain, Norway).

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