Learn the basic facts behind the dangers of synthetic drugs, including bath salts, synthetic marijuana, and other emerging drugs, their chemistry and harmful effects, signs of addiction and dependence, addiction treatment options, prevention tools for parents, and much more.With synthetic drugs like bath salts and synthetic marijuana, as well as other emerging drugs, becoming increasingly available and harder to regulate, what are the basic facts we need to know? In this Get Smart Quick Guide, expert resources and information come together in an engaging and accessible e-book short. Topics include:What synthetic drugs are and why they’re so difficult for healthcare professionals and authorities to identify and regulateThe history of their use and abuseChanging cultural, social, and legal factorsDefinitions of use, abuse, and dependence, with information on prevention and advice for parentsHow the drugs work, including their health effects and what makes them so addictiveIntervention and effective treatment methodsRelapse prevention tools for recovering dependents and addicts
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