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Emerging Drugs

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Definition of ‘Emerging Drugs’

The Australian Government Department of health defines Emerging Drugs as: new psychoactive drugs appearing on the market. They include novel drug classes which are potentially harmful. They also include new formulations of older drug classes for which problems related to their use are emerging. The situation is rapidly changing. There are hundreds of emerging drugs of concern, and this number is increasing every year.

Definition of ‘Emerging Drugs’

The Australian Government Department of health defines Emerging Drugs as: new psychoactive drugs appearing on the market. They include novel drug classes which are potentially harmful. They also include new formulations of older drug classes for which problems related to their use are emerging. The situation is rapidly changing. There are hundreds of emerging drugs of concern, and this number is increasing every year.

More Information

If you would like more information on Emerging Drugs and Drug Trends below are some useful links.

 

Drug Trends

 

Positive Choices

 

Alcohol and Drug Foundation