A Dangerous Conundrum
Did you know?
- Synthetic drugs, also known as club or designer drugs, are created in illegal labs. As a result, it’s impossible to know their ingredients or strength.
- The mystery ingredients in synthetic drugs can have numerous negative effects on those ingest them, including anxiety, seizures, loss of consciousness and death.
- Synthetic drugs and date rape drugs are not the same thing, although some date rape drugs are synthetic. Synthetic drugs are often combined with other drugs and alcohol, creating a greater risk for overdose.
The Growth of Synthetic Drugs
Along with traditional street drugs and prescription drugs, synthetic drugs are a growing and deadly problem in today’s drug culture.
Almost as soon as synthetic drugs hit the shelf, the DEA began outlawing them and their compounds. But some forms are still easy to obtain if a person has an under-the-table connection. Minor formula changes allow other synthetic drugs to slip by the DEA.
What defines a synthetic drug?
Traditional marijuana grows in the ground; however, synthetic drugs are created through combining various chemical compounds. Sellers may claim these synthetic drugs provide experiences that are similar to the organic version, but synthetic drugs can actually have more intense, dangerous effects that lead to ER visits, comas and fatalities.
Common Synthetic Drug Street Names
- K2 (synthetic marijuana)
- Molly (MDMA or ecstasy)
- Bath Salts (also marketed as plant feeder, insect repellent and stain remover)
- Black Mamba
- Bombay Blue
You’ll find additional information on synthetic drugs at The Partnership for Drug Free America website.
Because synthetic drugs are unregulated and their ingredients are often unknown, separate tests are required to identify them. When you contact ARCpoint Labs, we will discuss your testing options and help you determine if testing for synthetic drugs alone or in conjunction with traditional testing makes sense. As with all ARCpoint services, our goal in synthetic drug testing is to conduct professional testing that produces accurate results.
Synthetic drug testing is available at an ARCpoint Labs near you.
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