chapter  3
NPS
Epidemiology, User Group Characteristics, Patterns, Motives, and Problems
ByMáté Kapitány-Fövény, Aviv M. Weinstein, Zsolt Demetrovics
Pages 25

In Chapter 3, “NPS: Epidemiology, User Group Characteristics, Patterns, Motives, and Problems”, Máté Kapitány-Fövény, Aviv M. Weinstein, Zsolt Demetrovics present a comprehensive overview of user group characteristics, patterns, and the most hidden motives behind NPS consumption among both adolescent and adult populations. The chapter refers to subgroups according to the substance used, and it shares good practices in terms of research methods and web-based prevention strategies, which the group has extensively studied. They aim here to characterize users and motives behind NPS consumption and how this new trend might not follow the usual channels of substance abuse with the surge of a completely new type of user.