Synthetic Drug Assessment: Amphetamine and New Psychoactive Substances

$18.00 | CEU Hours:6.00 | Intermediate

*This course is not approved for NBCC renewal. Please see our NBCC category of courses here.


CEU Course Description

Given the fast-paced nature of the New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) market, there is a continued need for analysis of the scope and magnitude of the global synthetic drugs problem based on forensic and scientific data and qualitative information.  This CEU course aims to provide an improved understanding of the problem based on scientific evidence and experiences that show the complex interplay between the demand for and the supply of Amphetamine-Type Stimulants (ATS) in different contexts.

Article Author:  Angela Me, Chief of the Research and Trend Analysis Branch, et al.
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss the primary precursor chemical used in the manufacture of amphetamine and methamphetamine.

2.  Investigate what the risk of ATS manufacture has been heightened by.

3.  Examine why NPS is a phenomenon that is difficult to detect.

4.  Identify where methamphetamine manufacturing may be intended to supply the large domestic market.

5.  Provide the location from where most ketamine seized in countries world-wide is perceived to originate.

6.  Describe what is responsible for a rising domestic availability of methamphetamine in the United States.

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