New psychoactive substances are more harmful than you think


Two years ago, just one person was caught abusing new psychoactive substances or NPS. Last year, this figure rose to 343, as such drugs flooded the market in different formulations worldwide. NPS are relatively new drugs meant to mimic older, controlled drugs, such as methamphetamine, heroin, cannabis and cocaine. Singapore has listed an increasing number of NPS as controlled drugs, though the NPS market continues to evolve.

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