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1.4 CHEMICAL SCIENCES, Social topics, Social sciences
This report represents the outcome of a review of new psychoactive substances2 within the Irish context, including a review of the outlets that supply these substances. The review was commissioned by the National Advisory Committee on Drugs (NACD) in accordance with Action 14 of the National Drugs Strategy (interim) 2009–2016. Action 14 provides for the monitoring of ‘head shops’3 and other outlets for the sale of psychoactive substances, under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 and the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 2007. Researchers at the Centre for Social and Educational Research (CSER) within the School of Social Sciences and Law at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), and at the School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (DIT), conducted the review between May and August 2010.
Kelleher, C., Christie, R., Lalow, K., Fox, J., Bowden, M., O'Donnell, C.: An Overview of New Psychoactive Substances and the Outlets Supplying Them. National Advisory Committee on Drugs. 2011. http://www.nacd.ie/publications/Head_Report2011_overview.pdf