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Designer drugs 2015: assessment and management

Overview of attention for article published in Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, March 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (86th percentile)

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Title
Designer drugs 2015: assessment and management
Published in
Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, March 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13722-015-0024-7
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Authors

Michael F Weaver, John A Hopper, Erik W Gunderson

Abstract

Recent designer drugs, also known as "legal highs," include substituted cathinones (e.g., mephedrone, methylone, and methylenedioxypyrovalerone, often referred to as "bath salts"); synthetic cannabinoids (SCs; e.g., Spice); and synthetic hallucinogens (25I-NBOMe, or N-bomb). Compound availability has evolved rapidly to evade legal regulation and detection by routine drug testing. Young adults are the primary users, but trends are changing rapidly; use has become popular among members of the military. Acute toxicity is common and often manifests with a constellation of psychiatric and medical effects, which may be severe (e.g., anxiety, agitation, psychosis, and tachycardia), and multiple deaths have been reported with each of these types of designer drugs. Clinicians should keep designer drugs in mind when evaluating substance use in young adults or in anyone presenting with acute neuropsychiatric complaints. Treatment of acute intoxication involves supportive care targeting manifesting signs and symptoms. Long-term treatment of designer drug use disorder can be challenging and is complicated by a lack of evidence to guide treatment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 155 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 35 22%
Student > Master 28 18%
Other 15 10%
Student > Postgraduate 14 9%
Researcher 14 9%
Other 37 24%
Unknown 14 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 54 34%
Chemistry 24 15%
Psychology 16 10%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 14 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 6%
Other 22 14%
Unknown 18 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 January 2017.
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#1,602,803
of 14,560,762 outputs
Outputs from Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
#57
of 274 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#30,619
of 223,422 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
#1
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