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Synthetic drugs

  • bath salts
  • Spice
  • spice gold
  • zombie
  • flakka
  • n-bomb
  • K2
  • fake weed
  • bliss
  • black mamba
  • smiles
  • scooby snaks
  • gypsy herbs
  • herbal ecstasy
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What are synthetic drugs?

​​ Synthetic drugs are products containing chemical substances artificially developed to mimic the effects of illegal drugs like cannabis, cocaine and methamphetamine.

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Synthetic drugs
Synthetic drugs



They come in the form of powders, pills and dried herbs that have been soaked in synthetic chemicals. They are often sold online and through adult stores and tobacconists.

Physical effects can include

  • nausea and vomiting
  • seizures
  • overdose
  • headache

Psychological effects can include

  • hallucinations
  • unpredictable behaviour
  • agitation and confusion
  • paranoia

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