New Psycoactive Substances Advanced Research

In collaboration with
dipartimento politiche antidroga

UOL - Medicina Legale

Laboratorio Tossicologia Forense



  • 19-04-2016
    Catania, giornata di gioco d'azzardo patologico e neuroscienze
    Il gioco d’azzardo, anche nel nostro Paese, ha assunto dimensioni rilevanti, seppure non ancora ben definite, e una forte spinta commerciale facilmente percepibile dalle innumerevoli pubblicità che sempre più sono presenti sui media. Il gioco d’azzardo porta con sé un rischio che, in particolare gruppi di persone ad alta vulnerabilità, può sfociare in una vera e propria dipendenza comportamentale (Gioco d’Azzardo Patologico - GAP).
  • 30-05-2015
    53rd TIAFT Meeting in Florence
    The 53rd Annual Meeting of The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT 2015) was held in Florence, Italy, August 30th – September 4th 2015.
  • 12-03-2015
    Global Smart Update Vol 13 - UNODC
    The special segment of this Global SMART Update provides an overview of the largest group of NPS in the market: synthetic cannabinoids, including their history; current availability on the market; challenges related to legal control; use prevalence and the public health risks associated to their use.
  • 12-03-2015
    New psychoactive substances in Europe
    EMCDDA presents latest update on ‘new drugs’ from EU Early Warning System
    March 2015
  • 28-05-2014
    International conference New Drugs 2014 - Slides of the speakers
    In this area you can view and download the slides of the speakers of the International Conference "New Drugs 2014"
  • 28-04-2014
    International conference New Drugs 2014
    In recent years we have witnessed a new phenomenon that has revolutionized youth trends, and not just with respect to the use of drugs. To traditional substances (cannabis, cocaine, heroin, etc. ) New Psychoactive Substances of synthetic origin have been added, that are still little known with regard to their characteristics and to the risks that they pose to human health. In addition to this, even the analytical methods needed to recognize them in laboratory and to prevent and combat trafficking and smuggling are unknown both on the Italian territory, but also at the European and international level.