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Drug Use Declines among American Youth: Teen Use of Ecstasy, Heroin, Marijuana, Etc

istockphoto The University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future Study (MTF), an annual survey tracking teen drug abuse among 40,000 8th-, 10th,- and 12th- graders, shows some positive inroads and encouraging news in substance abuse among American youth.Use of several illicit drugs – including MDMA (known as Ecstasy or Molly), heroin, amphetamines and synthetic [...]

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 [...]

Synthetic drugs to be outlawed in NSW

Synthetic drugs will be outlawed in NSW under new laws that carry jail terms of up to two years and fines of more than $2000. The drug believed to have contributed to the death of Sydney student Henry Kwan is banned under the new legislation. The NSW government said the laws are the first of [...]