Drug use: desired effects by taking NPS France 2014

This statistic shows the effects that users of new synthetic products (NPS) sought when they were last taken in France in 2014. In the year in question, more than 40 percent of respondents indicated that they wanted to be good with others, to be more sociable by taking this type of drugs.

Main effects sought by users when they last took new synthetic products (NPS) in France in 2014

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Release date

April 2016



Survey time period

May 19 to October 30, 2014

Number of respondents

370* respondents

Special properties

users of new synthetic products; the number of respondents does not match the total sample

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

You can find more information about the new synthetic products here in the box at the bottom of the first page .

* The sample was composed as follows:
n (certain users of NPS) = 358
n (probable or old users of NPS) = 100
n (non-users of NPS) = 140

The source specifies the following information:
Some users of NPS: "able to quote or identify one or more names of substances (or category) chemical) consumed in the past year".
Probable or old users of NPS:" could not identify a substance that was consumed or did not take NPS in the aftermath of year, but consumed a product presenting the characteristics of an NPS (presented as new on the market, bought on the Internet, imitating the effects of another drug ...). "Non-users of NPS:" not having cited NPS consumed during the last year but sometimes conventional substances (MDMA for example) and having not consumed substance presenting at least one character evoking a NPS ".
The source adds the following information: "Multiple choice question, number of answers limited to 5."

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