2017 Guidelines on Monitoring of on-line supply of new psychoactive substances in Central Asia

The past few years have seen an unprecedented growth in the number, type and availability of new psychoactive substances globally. Part of the reason for this is due to the sophisticated ways in which certain types of new drugs can now be marketed and distributed. This includes advertising and selling them on an open market such as through the Internet. It is important to monitor the online market and to get a better understanding of how this affects the availability of new drugs. This document outlines a process for conducting a survey focused on online market in new drugs and reporting of the results. It follows the snapshots methodology developed by the EMCDDA.