Strong growth of number of drugs in Europe

In 2010, an incredible number of new psychoactive substances was first officially reported. A total of 41 substances have been reported that up to now hadn’t  been determined. This is an absolute record.

The incredibly high number was recently announced by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction in Lisbon. Just for comparison: the previous year, a total of 24 new substances have been registered. This was also double the amount of registrations compared to the previous year. There haven’t been studies conducted to explain the sudden increase.

The reported drugs are mainly synthetic drugs and blends of herbs with synthetical drugs. That these are chemicals is of course worrying. It is expected that these drugs are very bad for your health.

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