People smoking DMT

DMT Abuse in Teens

In terms of substance abuse, teen statistics show that many young people are trying more different types of drugs than ever before. Among these is one called DMT, an abbreviation for dimethyltriptamine. This isn’t exactly a new drug, as it is a natural compound that has been used by natives of the Amazon region for…

Scientist doing an experiment

6 Reasons Synthetic Marijuana Is More Toxic Than Pot

Synthetic marijuana is one of the best-known “designer drugs” on the market, and despite legal efforts to curb its use, it’s still a big public health problem. The dirty secret about synthetic marijuana (otherwise known as Spice, K2, Yucatan Fire, JWH-018 and other names) is that it’s nothing like marijuana. With symptoms ranging from agitation…

Demonic male face on bath salts

What Are Bath Salts?

For many adults, the term bath salts describes something you add to your bath water to soften your skin. Now, however, the term is taking on an entirely new meaning. Bath salts is the name given to a relatively new and dangerous type of synthetic drug that’s not anywhere near as innocent as its namesake. …

Kratom leaves

What Is Kratom and Is It Dangerous?

Kratom is the name of a Southeast Asian species of tropical tree, as well as a drug derived from that tree. The drug has a decades-long history of use in the Southeast Asian region, and it has now begun to appear on U.S. streets. Kratom is not illegal in America, but the Drug Enforcement Administration…