Thousands of people across Alabama are slowly killing themselves. They’re addicted to drugs. It might be painkillers, synthetic drugs or heroin. Addiction can touch anyone’s life. But recovery is possible. Help spread awareness.
Synthetic Drug Abuse
Synthetic drugs, such as synthetic marijuana (K2 and spice) and bath salts, are made using man-made chemicals. The chemical make-up of these substances is changed frequently making their content and effects unpredictable.
Synthetic drugs are often sold illegally online, in the black market, or at convenience stores and gas stations. They may be labeled “not for human consumption.”
A synthetic drug is a chemically made version of an illegal drug that was slightly altered to avoid having it classified as illegal. It is essentially an experiment by a chemist done to create a new drug that can be sold legally, allowing dealers to make money without breaking the law. As law enforcement catches up with new chemicals that are created and makes them illegal, manufacturers devise altered versions to steer clear of the law. So the cycle repeats.