What are designer drugs?

The best way to avoid addictions is by preventing their appearance. This applies to designer drugs, which also generate dependency

Designer drugs are substances that, when introduced into the body, cause an alteration of the nervous system. Their main characteristic is that they are prepared in a laboratory, from chemical substances that are not found in their natural state.

Designer drugs have the potential to produce dependency or addiction. They began to be produced after the prohibition on the consumption of certain psychoactives was imposed in the United States in the 1960s.

This led to the creation of a series of clandestine laboratories that made variations on prohibited drugs. As long as they were new products that were not on the proscribed list, they managed to evade the law.

Currently, designer drugs are used mainly by people between the ages of 16 and 24. They are low-cost and that is why they are within the reach of many, which is why they have become popular.

Designer drugs are derivative or analogue preparations of already existing drugs.

What designers do is modify the chemical structure of such drugs, or obtain new drugs through precursors that can be drugs. These types of drugs pose a serious danger, since they are manufactured in conditions that lack control.