Concluding Remarks: Where We Are and Where Do We Go from Here?

  • Jolanta B. Zawilska
Part of the Current Topics in Neurotoxicity book series (Current Topics Neurotoxicity, volume 12)


The ever-changing world of synthetic cathinones constitutes a major challenge to the provision of current and reliable scientific knowledge on these substances. This chapter briefly outlines major issues and problems related to synthetic cathinones that are discussed in the present interdisciplinary book. It also points to future efforts that are critically needed to develop new effective prevention and intervention strategies aimed at reduction of negative health, social and economic consequences related to the use of cathinones.


Novel psychoactive substances Synthetic cathinones Harm reduction strategies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PharmacodynamicsMedical University of ŁódźŁódźPoland

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