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Resources

Reports

  • Synthetic Drugs in East and South-East Asia - Trends and Patterns of Amphetamine-type Stimulants and New Psychoactive Substances 2019 (EN)
  • Global Synthetic Drugs Assessment 2017 - Amphetamine Type Substances and NPS (EN)
  • Central Asia Synthetic Drug Situation Assessment 2017 (EN), (RU)
  • Amphetamine-Type Stimulants in Latin America 2014 (EN), (ES)
  • The Challenge of New Psychoactive Substances 2013 (EN)

Current NPS Threats 

Volume II - January 2020 (EN), (ES)

Volume I - March 2019 (EN)

Global SMART Updates (GSU)

  • GSU Vol.23/2020 - An expanding synthetic drugs market – Implications for precursor control (EN)
  • GSU Vol.22/2019 - The ATS market - 10 years after the 2009 Plan of Action (EN), (ES), (RUS
  • GSU Vol.21/2019 - Understanding the global opioid crisis (EN), (ES), (RUS)
  • GSU Vol.20/2018 - Methamphetamine continues to dominate synthetic drug markets (EN), (ES), (RUS)
  • GSU Vol.19/2018 - Understanding the synthetic drug market: the NPS factor (EN), (ES), (RU)
  • GSU Vol.18/2017 - Non-medical use of  benzodiazepines: a growing threat to  public health? (EN), (ES), (RU)
  • GSU Vol.17/2017 - Fentanyl and its analogues - 50 years on (EN), (ES), (RU)
  • GSU Vol.16/2016 - Post-UNGASS 2016: NPS trends, challenges and recommendations (EN), (ES), (RU)
  • GSU Vol.15/2016 - Injecting use of synthetic drugs (EN), (ES), (RU)
  • GSU Vol.14/2015 - Legal responses to NPS: Multiple approaches to a multi-faceted problem (EN), (ES), (RU)
  • GSU Vol.13/2015 - Synthetic cannabinoids: Key facts about the largest and most dynamic group of NPS (EN), (ES), (RU)
  • GSU Vol.12/2014 - Methamphetamine manufacture: Global Patterns and Regional Differences (EN), (ES), (RU)
  • GSU Vol.11/2014 - The changing nature of “ecstasy” (EN), (ES), (RU)
  • Conference Room Paper: New psychoactive substances: overview of trends, challenges and legal approaches, 2016 (EN)
  • Conference Room Paper: UNODC-WHO Expert Consultation on New Psychoactive Substances, 2015 (EN)

Leaflets and Posters

  • UNODC Early Warning Advisory (EWA) Toxicology Portal leaflet (2018) (EN)
  • New psychoactive substances (2020) (EN)
  • New psychoactive substances (2018) (ES)
  • New psychoactive substances (2016) (AR), (RU)
  • The Global SMART Programme: SMART responses to synthetic drugs (2020) (EN)
  • Effect groups of synthetic NPS (2020) (EN)
  • Effect groups of NPS (2018) (ES)
  • Effect groups of NPS (2016) (AR), (RU)

Manuals

  • Recommended methods for the Identification and Analysis of Synthetic Cathinones in Seized Materials - ST/NAR/49 (EN)
  • Recommended methods for the Identification and Analysis of Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists in Seized Materials - ST/NAR/48 (EN)
  • Recommended methods for the Identification and Analysis of Piperazines in Seized Materials - ST/NAR/47 (EN)
  • Recommended methods for the Identification and Analysis of Fentanyl and its Analogues in Biological Specimens - ST/NAR/53 (EN)
  • Illustrated Guide for the Disposal of Chemicals used in the Illicit Manufacture of Drugs - ST/NAR/54 (EN)

Global SMART Newsletter for Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Volume 5 - October 2019 (EN), (ES)
  • Volume 4 - June 2019 (EN), (ES)
  • Volume 3 - March 2019 (EN), (ES)
  • Volume 2 - September 2016 (EN), (ES)
  • Volume 1 - June 2016 (EN), (ES)

UNODC Opioid Strategy Newsletter

  • Volume 1 - March 2019 (EN)

Presentations

  • Changes in the scope of control of substances - Control Regimes (EN)
  • Early Warning Systems on NPS - Examples from Chile, Sweden, the European Union and UNODC (EN)

Web resources

  • UN Toolkit on Synthetic Drugs (Link - works best with Chrome)
  • UNODC Response to the Opioid Crisis (Link)
  • Asia and Pacific Amphetamine-type Stimulants Information Centre (APAIC) (Link)
  • Scientific Working Group for the Analysis of Seized Drugs (SWGDRUG) monographs (Link)

Selected Scientific literature

  • Selected scientific articles 2017/2 (July to December) (EN)
  • Selected scientific articles 2017/1 (January to June) (EN)
  • Selected scientific articles 2016/2 (July to December) (EN)
New psychoactive substances (2020) (EN)
Volume 1 - March 2019 (EN)
The Global SMART Programme: SMART responses to synthetic drugs (2020) (EN)
Volume I - March 2019 (EN)
Volume II - January 2020 (EN