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Long-Term Effects Of Synthetic Drugs

Synthetic Drug Detox

What Are Synthetic Drugs? Synthetic drugs also referred to as designer or club drugs, are chemically created in a lab to mimic other drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, or morphine. The resulting designer drugs typically have a new different effect on the brain or behavior. Because these drugs are created in illegal labs, their ingredients and strength are almost impossible to know.  There are more than 200 identified synthetic drug compounds and more than 90 different synthetic drug marijuana compounds. Many of these synthetic drugs are made in foreign countries and then smuggled into the United States. Clandestinely-made drugs have no manufacturing safety standards that are normally required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The effects of synthetic drug use can include anxiety, aggressive behavior, paranoia, seizures, loss of consciousness, nausea, vomiting, and even coma or death. [1] Are Synthetic Drugs Addictive? Yes. Synthetic drugs also known as “designer drugs,” are chemicals designed to imitate the effects of other narcotics and hallucinogens — e.g., marijuana, cocaine, LSD. The following are some of the famous synthetic drugs: Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine. Pharmaceutical fentanyl was developed for pain management treatment of cancer patients and applied in a…