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The users of Novel Psychoactive Substances: online survey about the characteristics, attitudes and motivations

“Understanding the different motivations for NPS use in terms of drug groups could enable more effective prevention and consequently a reduction in harm”.

For example, the use of hallucinogens was substantially motivated by self-exploration and spiritual attainment and showed very low levels of addiction potential while the use of opioids and especially GABA activating substances was mainly motivated by coping and showed much higher levels of addiction potential. Synthetic cannabinoids were the least appreciated and least likely to be used again, and were mainly motivated by circumstances such as availability and legality.

Original Article (Science Daily):
The users of Novel Psychoactive Substances: online survey about the characteristics, attitudes and motivations
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