Why People Use Them

Synthetic drugs are often sought out for their intense effects, however according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, easy access and difficulty of detection on standard drug tests has also contributed to the growing popularity of synthetic drugs, particularly among teens and young adults. Additionally, users may feel these drugs are safer because they can purchase them in a store instead of on the street.

Manufacturers continue to escape legal restrictions by substituting new chemicals once a given formula is deemed illegal. The misleading advertising of these substances creates the perception that these products are “natural” and harmless to users, when in reality, they are unpredictable and dangerous.


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