Rapid Data Response to Novel Psychoactive Substances

Population Measures of Designer Drugs

Learning Objectives

  • How substance use impacts acute and chronic psychiatric patients
  • Understand how triangulated data can expedite treatment of novel drug use
  • Appreciate the dynamic variety of novel psychoactive substances
  • How sewage-based testing can identify novel substances in community
  • Recognize ethical dilemmas arising from sewage-based testing

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