Novel psychoactive substances
The challenges of the dynamic developments in the area of novel psychoactive substances require a continuous structured approach to data collection and dissemination. The Early Warning System (EWS), that has been collecting and distributing information on NPS for some time, acts as the model for data collection in the Phar-Mon NPS project. However, additional routine data is collected, including data on NPS use in the nightlife. Every new substance reported by partners of the network or the EWS is added to the index, which includes information on the names of the substances, links to background information from other websites, dates and city of its first emergence in Germany (or within the network), as well as other feedback received from network partners.