Share of new psychoactive drugs worldwide 2018, by psychoactive effect

This statistic shows the share of new psychoactive substances worldwide as of year-end 2018, by pharmacological effect. Some 36 percent of new psychoactive drugs were stimulants, while 15 percent were classic hallucinogens.

Distribution of new psychoactive substances worldwide as of 2018, by psychoactive effect

Share of new psychoactive drugs
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

As of December 2018

Supplementary notes

The analysis of the pharmacological effects comprises NPS registered up to December 2018. Plant-based substances were excluded from the analysis as they usually contain a large number of different substances some of which may not have been known and whose effects and interactions are not fully understood.

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