The NEPTUNE-Project was developed by the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, with support of a multidisciplinary group of experts and the funding of the Health Foundation. It was first published in 2015 and meanwhile, with the authorization of the authors, it was made accessible for the German market by SuPraT.
NEPTUNE is an approximately 470 pages long compendium with very topical subjects, that includes all the current existing, international expertise for the management of damages, that are caused by party drugs and new, psychoactive substances. It specifically targets clinicians from the field of addiction medicine, that currently have lots of difficulties, to manage the consecutive symptoms of new drugs. A quick overview, based on a systematic review of the data situation and the clinical consensus, can help you – and now it is also available in German language.
NEPTUNE refers to the clinical management of damages, that result from an acute intoxication or from a harmful/addicted use of NPS. Therefore it is categorized by the essential, clinical effects (soothing, stimulating, hallucinogic) and it also includes additional chapters regarding psychosocial interventions for party drugs with HIV-medications.
There is an easy access to knowledge about specific substances, because the each chapter of the compendium can be downloaded (single chapters).
The second manual “Cannabinoids” is a summary of the NEPTUNE-chapter about synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists (SCRAs) and was drawn up, because these substances currently have a significant importance in the context of addiction medicine. Therefor, knowledge about this topic are needed, not only in addiction aid facilities, but also in emergency rooms and familiy practices.