The Challenge of Synthetic Drugs in East and South-East Asia and Oceania - Trends and Patterns of Amphetamine-type Stimulants and New Psychoactive Substances

 

This report analyses recent trends and developments of the synthetic drugs market in East and South-East Asia and Oceania, comprising both amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) and new psychoactive substances (NPS). East and South-East Asia and Oceania has the largest ATS market in the world and in recent years the scope and availability of NPS has rapidly expanded. Countries in East and South-East Asia and Oceania face challenges in reducing the supply and demand for synthetic drugs in a large and expanding market for synthetic drugs. International efforts are required for an integrated response. This report examines the diversified market for methamphetamine in East and South East Asia, a growing presence of ecstasy in this region, and the availability of NPS in East and South-East Asia and Oceania.

     
   
   

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UN document ID number: N/A
Publication date: May 2015
Number of pages: 35
File type: PDF
Languages: English