Adderall dependence is extremely common and many people use the drug medically or recreationally to get through the day. According to a 2016 study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Adderall abuse is most common among young adults ages 18 to 25.1 Another study found that about 1 in 3 college students reported misusing Adderall.2 College-age Adderall abusers widely view the drug as a study aid that helps them feel more awake and more capable of studying or completing tasks in a work environment, but the misuse of this drug has unintended consequences. (more…)
Drug classification and scheduling systems are helpful ways for people of all backgrounds and professions to clearly distinguish the potential dangers of various drugs and prescription medications. But for those who don’t understand the classification system, it may just seem like a bunch of legal jargon and nonsense. (more…)
Bath salts (not to be confused with Epsom salts) are designer drugs with a very misleading name. These synthetic drugs have been the cause of many disturbing news headlines over the past several years, detailing incidents involving bath salts abusers behaving in disturbing, paranoid, and downright dangerous ways.
As the chemicals being used in synthetic drugs are discovered by authorities and designated as controlled substances, chemists are finding ways to get around legal restrictions by creating new compounds for synthetic or “designer” drugs.
As more drugs become controlled substances, new synthetic alternatives are hitting the streets claiming to be legal versions of illicit drugs and promising similar effects with little to no risks. However, as many new drugs are being marketed as “dietary supplements” in the hopes of avoiding regulations and inspections, they are often unmonitored and can contain an unknown cocktail of chemicals. Party Pills, sold legally under brand names like Cok-N, Xplode, or XTC, are some of the newest drugs in stores claiming to offer users a legal and safe high.