Policy paper

New psychoactive substances in England: a review of the evidence

Home Office evidence review (2014) on new psychoactive substances in England, which informed the new psychoactive substances review by an expert panel.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



This report provides findings on the:

  • identification of NPS
  • prevalence of NPS use
  • characteristics of NPS users
  • market for NPS
  • motivations for NPS use
  • health harms
  • social harms
Published 30 October 2014