Designer drugs have been in the news a lot in the last few years, but what are these substances and why are they dangerous? These are drugs that have been chemically altered. In order to circumvent the current laws against a drug the individual changes the chemical structure of the substance a little and this creates a brand new drug that is not illegal but that can be much more dangerous than the original drug that was originally banned. When the molecular structure of the substance is changed this also changes how the compound works in the body. Bath salts have been a big problem, with users turning violent and harming themselves and others while high. Legislators have made attempts to stop these harmful compounds but the fact that they were not previously illegal causes some delay before action can be taken.
Designer drugs are extremely dangerous and often deadly. Often the intent of the molecular changes made is o skirt the law and also increase the high and the effects that the user feels. Paranoia, hallucinations, agitation, and even a complete psychotic break often result when these are used. Another big problem is the use of these substances along with alcohol or other drugs. The combination could be deadly, and Emergency Rooms across the USA treat overdoses and fatalities on a regular basis. Many younger users believe that these designer drugs are safe, and the fact that many can be purchased online just reinforce that belief. Anyone who has a problem with any of the designer drugs should seek treatment as soon as possible to minimize the risk of injury or even death.