VIENNA, Austria – March 2018: NPS have become a global phenomenon with over 110 countries and territories from all regions of the world having reported one or more NPS. Up to December 2017, more than 800 substances have been reported to the UNODC Early Warning Advisory (EWA) on NPS by Governments, laboratories and partner organisations. Looking at the psychoactive effects of NPS that have been reported until December 2017, the majority are stimulants, followed by synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists and classic hallucinogens.
For more information, please see:
UNODC Leaflet on new psychoactive substances (2018)
UNODC Poster on new psychoactive substances by effect group (2018)