Acute Intoxications by New Psychoactive Substances in Taiwan.
1Department of Emergency Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
The recreational abuse of substances is an ever-lasting and growing problem around the world. New psychoactive substances (NPS) contain one or more chemical substances which produce similar effects to illegal drugs. There have been more more NPS in recent years, therefore the proper management of NPS intoxication is increasingly important for emergency physicians. I will present the cases intoxicated by NPS in Taiwan in these years. I will also present the recent project to survey the acute intoxications in emergency departments in Taiwan due to substance abuse.