For many years, designer drugs like bath salt went under the legal radar until, in recent years, laws have been enacted to combat the widespread use and abuse of these synthetic drugs.
Bath salts are synthetic stimulant-like chemicals that come in crystal or powder form.
The chemicals are swallowed, inhaled, or injected to achieve the desired stimulant-like effects. It seems that teenagers are more likely to abuse bath salts than any other demographic.
K2/Spice is known as synthetic marijuana. The cannabinoids that occur naturally in marijuana are synthesized and sprayed onto dried plant material and chopped up herbs to be smoked. In recent years, Spice has also been added to vaping liquids.
The synthetic cannabinoids that are sprayed onto the dried plant material or added onto vape juices can be toxic. K2/Spice is completely different than natural marijuana, and the cannabinoids sprayed are not “all natural” ingredients.
3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is a synthetic drug that can drastically alter the mood and perception of its users.
The synthetic chemicals combine to make the user feel warm, comfortable and experience loving feelings.
MDMA is a drug that is most often abused at raves, which are all-night dance parties.
MDMA comes in capsule or tablet form but can also be crushed and snorted. MDMA affects the dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin levels of the brain.