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Titolo:
Monitoring synthetic drug markets, trends, and public health
Autore:
Spruit, IP;
Indirizzi:
Netherlands Inst Mental Hlth & Addict, Trimbos Inst, NL-3500 AS Utrecht, Netherlands Netherlands Inst Mental Hlth & Addict Utrecht Netherlands NL-3500 AS nds
Titolo Testata:
SUBSTANCE USE & MISUSE
fascicolo: 1-2, volume: 36, anno: 2001,
pagine: 23 - 47
SICI:
1082-6084(2001)36:1-2<23:MSDMTA>2.0.ZU;2-F
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
ecstasy market; toxico epidemiologic surveillance; MDMA;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
21
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Spruit, IP Netherlands Inst Mental Hlth & Addict, Trimbos Inst, Box 725, NL-3500 AS Utrecht, Netherlands Netherlands Inst Mental Hlth & Addict Box 725 Utrecht Netherlands NL-3500 AS
Citazione:
I.P. Spruit, "Monitoring synthetic drug markets, trends, and public health", SUBST USE M, 36(1-2), 2001, pp. 23-47

Abstract

The Drugs Information and Monitoring System (DIMS) in The Netherlands is atoxicoepidemiologic monitor of drug markets that was established in 1992. Its main focuses are to identify the compounds of synthetic drugs, describeprevalence and trends, and identify health risks. Here we discuss the insights gained in the Ecstasy market, based on the weekly testing of more than100 drug samples, and key information of synthetic drug users delivering drug samples and personnel participating in the DIMS network. Pills used as Ecstasy may contain a wide variety of compounds. The percentage of samples containing MDMA increased slowly reaching almost 75% in 1996, but decreasing sharply in 1997. Amphetamines ("speed" and "ice") and experimental varieties were found in at least one third of the pills. Origins and effects of this development are discussed, as well as the risk assessment. In 1998 the percentage of MDMA pills increased more than ever before, indicating among other things that consumers prefer the conventional product. However, the use of "speed" and other drugs may also be stimulated by the decrease in 1997 of the percentage of MDMA pills. With more new types of drugs likely in the next century, a monitor such as DIMS provides important surveillance anddata for public health and preventive aims.

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