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  • 1. Designer Drugs
  • 2. What are Designer Drugs?     A synthetic analog or derivative of a substance that is illegal These drugs are designed by modifying molecular structure which produce similar effects for the user These are drugs that are made and marketed in an attempt to get around current drug laws There are examples of designer drugs for multiple drug categories      Stimulants Opioids Hallucinogens Depressants Steroids
  • 3. History     Important to note that DDs can be traced from 1900’s 1960’s and synthetic hallucinogens Designer drugs regained popularity in the late 1980’s and 1990’s due to the club scene Increase in designer drugs and their availability
  • 4. Types of DDs  Examples      Synthetic stimulants: Bath Salts (Meow) Synthetic cannabinoids: Spice; K2 Synthetic hallucinogens: 2C-I (smiles); 2C-E Blended: Cat; Double Stack (PMA); Eve; Sparkle Opioids
  • 5. Availability  How does it work?   1986 analog act Ways marketed    Vague wording   Not for human consumption” Unlimited manufacturing possibilities Eventually become illegal Recent legislation
  • 6. Availability  How does it work?   1986 analog act Ways marketed    Vague wording   Not for human consumption” Unlimited manufacturing possibilities Eventually become illegal Recent legislation