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  • Synthetic drugs aim to mimic the effects of existing illicit drugs, such as cannabis, cocaine and ecstasy. 
  • Synthetic drugs are also known as ‘new psychoactive substances’ (NSPs).
  • It is not known how safe synthetic drugs really are, as there is limited research on the short- and long-term effects of these substances. 
  • There are no quality control checks on synthetic drugs, so it is not always known what substances they contain.

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Reviewed on: 26-04-2021