K2, spice, and bath salts commercially available drugs of abuse

Shonali Saha, J. Deanna Wilson, Hoover Adger

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Synthetic cannabinoids and cathinones have become drugs of abuse for adolescents and young adults. These substances mimic the eff ects of marijuana and amphetamines and are easily available, marketed as safe to use, and undetectable by standard drug tests. Research suggests that there is potential for great harm with chronic use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-30
Number of pages9
JournalContemporary Pediatrics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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