Synthetic Drugs

Synthetic Drugs

Synthetic drugs, a term that is often used interchangeably with the term designer drugs, are a growing class of man-made, chemically-altered substances that were developed to mimic the effects of illegal drugs. Both of these terms refer to illicit drugs created to evade current laws that control their use, sale, and trafficking. Nationwide, laws have been and will continue to be updated to make these and future various drug compounds illegal.

Synthetics are easy to manufacture and obtain. Parents should be especially watchful.

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