Novel Psychoactive Substances

Policy, Economics and Drug Regulation

  • Ornella Corazza
  • Andres Roman-Urrestarazu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Justice N. Tettey, Sabrina Levissianos
    Pages 1-12
  3. Ute Stiegel
    Pages 13-22
  4. Irene Mazzoni, Osquel Barroso, Olivier Rabin
    Pages 43-56
  5. Chris Wilkins, Marta Rychert, Bogumiła Byrska, Marie Claire Van Hout, Ornella Corazza, Andres Roman-Urrestarazu
    Pages 57-74
  6. Ornella Corazza, Hui Yun Chan, Andres Roman-Urrestarazu
    Pages 125-137

About this book


In light of the recent emergence of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) on a global scale, this book provides a timely analysis of the social and economic impact of the NPS phenomenon, and of the global policy and regulatory responses to it. It presents the first comprehensive overview of the international regulation, policy and market structure of the NPS phenomenon, offering a guide to inform legislative discussions and demonstrating from a comparative perspective the different approaches used to address the rise of NPS to date. It covers topics such as organized crime, drug markets, clinical evidence on NPS, and different regulatory measures.

Overall, this highly informative and well-structured repository of different experiences with NPS policy, law and regulation offers an essential primary source of evidence for anyone interested in the area of drug and NPS policy, health economics and public health.


Cyber Crime Drug Policy Drug Trafficking Illicit Drug Market New Psychoactive Substances NPS Policy Public Health Substance Abuse Research

Editors and affiliations

  • Ornella Corazza
    • 1
  • Andres Roman-Urrestarazu
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Life and Medical SciencesUniversity of HertfordshireHatfieldUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Institute of Public HealthUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-60599-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-60600-2
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