As if kids obtaining illegal drugs wasn’t concern enough, now parents have to worry about legal synthetic drugs being sold like candy bars at local gas stations. Even though officials have attempted to block the sale and consumption of these fake drugs, there’s still a large number of users able to obtain them. Since society may not see synthetic drugs going anywhere anytime soon, it is up to us to help educate and prevent future synthetic drug abuse overdoses and deaths by exposing the facts.
What You Need To Know About Synthetic Drugs
Two most common synthetic drugs on the market are 2C-C-NBOMe and 25I-NBOMe, both of which are chemicals found to produce similar effects to LSD. A growing number of teenagers’ deaths have been caused by the synthetic drugs. Two recent cases, the deaths of Christian Bjerk, 18, of North Dakota and Elijah Stai, 17, of Minnesota, have highlighted the severity of the drugs.
“These drugs are being marketed and sold as legal alternatives to marijuana, cocaine, meth and heroin,” DEA John Scherbenske spoke on the topic. “The chemical companies are altering the compound ever so slightly to avoid our laws here in the United States. Once they alter that chemical, it is no longer a controlled substance.”
What is really frightening about these synthetic drugs is that their chemical compositions are able to be altered so easily, that as soon as one batch is banned by a government agency, another batch that does not contain banned substances is ready for sale. In addition, because the labels say things like, ‘not for human consumption,’ it can prove difficult to fight their actual motives for the sale as a drug. This has been an ongoing issue for several years, but the amount of teenage deaths in particular shows this is still a concern, and a growing one at that. It has become clear that new laws may need to be put into effect in order to help save lives.
Dealing Synthetic Drugs Online
The war on synthetic drugs continues as drug manufacturers and marketers are learning ways to tip-toe around the system effectively in order to make their profit. After having discovered that “there was money to be made by distributing them [synthetic drugs] in small quantities,” Charles Carlton spoke about how he founded an online synthetic drugs business, using marketing that specifically warned his product was not for human consumption, but rather for analytical and scientific research. When Carlton was questioned why his customers would really be purchasing it for any other reasons aside from consumption, he responded, “That’s a good question. Make no mistake. We knew people were consuming it.” Carlton claimed that when the company first took off, “it was as legitimate as it could be, walking a fine line as far as law was concerned,” and he was under the impression that his team was on “the right side of it,” explaining that all paperwork was official with full payroll services for employees and W2 files. With 30 to 40 orders coming in a day and people purchasing his chemical products in all 50 states, Carlton’s business grew successfully until he saw on the news one day that synthetic drugs were causing overdoses. He realized that his distinct labels and packaging bags were being broadcast on the special, making him aware of the serious dangers associated with the chemical product he was selling.
Synthetic drugs are just that – serious, mind-altering chemicals that claim lives. These substances are truly a gamble, and since there hasn’t been much research conducted on their use, even scientists are not fully aware of the ramifications of their use.
If you find that you have a problem with synthetic drugs and can’t seem to put them down, contact The Watershed for help today because it could save your life and you deserve to live a much longer life filled with peace. Recovery is possible for everyone, even you.Tags: Synthetic Drugs