Synthetic/Designer “Street” Drugs

Synthetic/Designer “Street” Drugs

Designer street drugs are often sold on the Internet and marketed toward teenagers, are usually synthetic derivatives or modifications of existing illicit drugs, and they are designed to produce similar effects to the illegal drugs.  These drugs are created or marketed to evade existing drug laws.  Designer drug names are often not known by one name, depending on the manufacturer and place in which they are sold.

Designer street drugs are dangerous they are easy to obtain, made without regulation and created in illegal laboratories, so the potency, and potential side effects are difficult to determine.  In addition, the constant changing of drug names can cause harmful mix-ups for users and makes it difficult for authorities to keep track of and warn people about the dangers of the drugs.  Designer street drugs are powerful, dangerous substances.  Their unknown ingredients, potency, and lack of regulation make them another hazardous addition to the list of illicit recreational drugs.