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Trending Drugs: Novel Psychoactives and (Re)emergent Drugs


September 10


09:30 am - 04:30 pm

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Click to Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trending-drugs-novel-psychoactives-and-reemergent-drugs-tickets-55753245458


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Sky Room - Conference Room, YMCA

Harding Road Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3AE

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, GB, ST1 3AE

1 day course:


  • List key new or re-emergent compounds being used in the UK

  • Recount key legal issues for emergent drugs including the PSA

  • Describe how the Dark Web is used to procure substances and implications

  • Locate old and new compounds within a categorisation framework

  • Explain the pharmacological action of key types of compound

  • Ascribe key facts to specific new compounds especially

    • synthetic cannabinoids, newer benzos, emergent opiates,

  • describe core principals in working with unknown compounds

  • Describe harm reduction interventions applicable to newer compounds

  • List key sources of information for new and emergent compounds

Course includes:

  • Terminology – NPS, CDs, Legal Highs and other terms

  • The legal framework: MoDA, Psychoactive Substances Act 

  • A brief history of NPS – from Shulgin to Spice

  • Trends and changes in NPS use

  • Categories: tryptamines, phenylethylamines, cannabinoids etc

  • A very crash course in drugs and brain chemistry

  • Working with unknown compounds

  • Key drugs: SCRAs, Benzos (including Alprazolam/Xanax),Pregabalin, newer opiates (including fentanyls), MDMA, Nitrous Oxide

  • Harm reduction intervention

This course is delivered by KFx Training and is FREE to attend:  Lunch and refreshments included.

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