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New Drug MDPV, or ‘Monkey Dust’, Found in Australia. What Is It and What Are the Harms?

Recent media reports have suggested a rise in a dangerous new party drug known as “monkey dust”. This is a slang name for the drug MDPV (3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone), as well as other members of the chemical class known as “synthetic cathinones”, or “bath salts”. The effects of monkey dust are similar to other stimulants such as [...]

By |2019-01-21T15:00:36+11:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Legal Highs – A Look at the Growing Use of Synthetic Drugs

In recent years, hundreds of new synthetic recreational drugs have emerged – drugs that neither the general public nor the scientific community know very much about. Many of these new synthetic drugs – often referred to as “legal highs” – are dangerous and continue to lead to poisonings throughout the US and the rest of [...]

New Silk Road online drug bazaar opens

A new anonymous internet marketplace for illegal drugs has debuted with the same name and appearance as the Silk Road website shut down by US law enforcement a month ago. Like its predecessor, the new Silk Road listed hundreds of advertisements for marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy and other illegal drugs available for purchase from independent sellers [...]

The “Worst Drug of All”

Alcohol kills more kids than all illegal drugs combined. Underage drinking and the consequences of juvenile alcohol use are serious issues. In an effort to reduce underage drinking and its negative consequences, The Council on Alcohol and Drugs has launched the website. via ATLANTA, Sept. 4, 2012: The Council on Alcohol and Drugs announces: [...]

By |2012-09-07T15:27:25+10:00September 5th, 2012|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , |1 Comment