Dangerous Facts About Hundreds of New, Synthetic Recreational ‘Designer Drugs’

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The Lowdown On ‘Legal’ Highs

Designer, synthetic drugs such as bath salts, Spice, and Molly are all highly dangerous and addictive but manufacturers of these drugs would have you think otherwise, often giving the drugs harmless, even humorous, names to lure the unsuspecting customer. Synthetic marijuana or ‘Spice’ can be found on store shelves labeled as 'K2,' ‘Scooby Snax,’ and ‘Mr. Smiley.'

Designer, synthetic drugs such as bath salts, Spice, and Molly are all highly dangerous and addictive but manufacturers of these drugs would have you think otherwise, often giving the drugs harmless, even humorous, names to lure the unsuspecting customer. Synthetic marijuana or ‘Spice’ can be found on store shelves labeled as K2, Scooby Snax and Mr. Smiley.

(MEDICAL NEWS TODAY) – In the last few years, hundreds of new, synthetic recreational “designer drugs” have come onto the market – the legal market – and nobody really knows very much about them.

They come in kid-friendly packets with kid-friendly names, like “Scooby Doo,” and are available online, in “head” shops and even in gas stations and convenience stores. They are cheap, legal and they can be deadly.

Also known as “club drugs,” MDAT, Eric 3, dimethocaine, bath salts, new psychoactive substances (NPS), 5-IAI and silver bullet are analogs of established illegal drugs.

They are designed to produce the same effects as cocaine, ecstasy and the like, but their chemical structure is sufficiently changed to evade prohibition under the Controlled Substances Act.

CLICK HERE to read the complete article on MedicalNewsToday and learn more about the so-called designer drugs that can be classified as depressants, stimulants or hallucinogens, and the sometimes fatal legal high they produce. 


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