Many Young People Have Mistaken Beliefs About Safety Of Synthetic Drugs

NPR (1/23, Wen) reported that “many young people falsely believe that…synthetic drugs provide a safe and legal alternative with the same high as illicit drugs,” even though “some synthetic cannabinoids can be up to 100 times more potent than marijuana.” In addition, “users don’t know which of thousands of chemical combinations they may be taking.” As a result, “cities across the U.S. have seen surges in” ED “visits and hospitalizations tied” to synthetic drugs.

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— “Young People Surprised By Risky Synthetic Drugs They Considered Safe,” Leana Wen, National Public Radio, January 23, 2016.

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