Pills, thrills and bellyaches: The effects of criminalising a ‘legal high’ in aotearoa New Zealand

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dc.contributor.author Cohen, Bruce en
dc.contributor.author Allison, W en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-10T03:51:11Z en
dc.date.issued 2015-01-01 en
dc.identifier.issn 0112-921X en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/40454 en
dc.description.abstract © 2015 The Editors, New Zealand Sociology. Commonly referred to as ‘legal highs’, new psychoactive substances (NPS) are synthetic or naturally occurring substances that mimic the effects of illegal drugs such as cannabis, amphetamines, and ecstasy. Through presenting the results of a cohort study with BZP-party pill users in Aotearoa New Zealand, this article considers the evidence for any 'displacement effect' caused by the criminalisation of the drug in 2008. The findings demonstrate that prohibition was only successful insofar as users ceased taking the banned NPS. In contrast to previous research, we found a strong displacement effect following criminalisation with half of the sample increasing their use of other illegal drugs and, for a third, their use of alcohol. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Sociology en
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dc.title Pills, thrills and bellyaches: The effects of criminalising a ‘legal high’ in aotearoa New Zealand en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 10 en
pubs.volume 30 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 29 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 495342 en
pubs.org-id Arts en
pubs.org-id Social Sciences en
pubs.org-id Sociology en
dc.identifier.eissn 1173-1036 en


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