psychoactive substance


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Noun1.psychoactive substance - a drug that can produce mood changes and distorted perceptionspsychoactive substance - a drug that can produce mood changes and distorted perceptions
designer drug - a psychoactive drug deliberately synthesized to avoid anti-drug laws; mimics the effects of a banned drug; law was revised in 1986 to ban designer drugs
dronabinol - psychoactive substance present in marijuana; used therapeutically to control nausea associated with cancer therapy
drug - a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
euphoriant - a psychoactive drug that tends to produce elation and euphoria
hallucinogen, hallucinogenic drug, psychedelic drug, psychodelic drug - a psychoactive drug that induces hallucinations or altered sensory experiences
tetrahydrocannabinol, THC - psychoactive substance present in marijuana
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For perspective and considering that this article aims to contribute towards descriptive epidemiology on psychoactive substance use, it is helpful to compare the reported Global Initiative data on psychoactive substance use with available related data collected in other communities and countries in Europe and abroad.
Additionally, coping methods were ascertained as part of the interview using two questions about psychoactive substance use and health care use, disability was assessed using the Sheehan Disability scale, and social support was assessed using four questions about the role of family or friends in the individual's life.
Greater Manchester Police said a 30-year-old man and a woman, aged 25, have been arrested on suspicion of taking a motor vehicle without the owner's consent, possession with intent to supply a Class A drug, possession with intent to supply a psychoactive substance and cultivation of cannabis.
The court was told Wilson, of Masefield Drive, South Shields, had allegedly taken a "new psychoactive substance" or "NSS" into the Acklington jail.
* The National Drug Master Plan emphasises the importance of an integrated approach to supply reduction, demand reduction, and harm reduction strategies for combating alcohol, tobacco, cannabis and other psychoactive substance use and abuse in SA.
The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 comes into force on April 6 and will make it an offence to produce, supply or offer to supply any psychoactive substance with the exemption of nicotine, alcohol, caffeine and medicinal products.
"The Psychoactive Substance Bill which is currently going through Parliament will give the police enhanced powers to work with partners to take robust action but we all need to work together.
Against the backdrop of the rise in psychoactive substance use and in the adverse consequences of such use on the African continent, calls for strengthening preventive action have increased over the past decade (International Narcotics Control Board 2003).
We have developed a new psychoactive substance strategy and action plan."
Black Mamba is a psychoactive substance that looks like cannabis but is cheaper and more potent.
A thematic analysis revealed two superordinate themes and included a need for change in the UK drug policy including a clearer definition of the Psychoactive Substance Act (2016) and an integrated systems approach to drug policy in line with the Portuguese Liberalisation Policy.
It was by far the most prolific new psychoactive substance (NPS) - once known as legal highs - found by guards.