New Drugs Discovered Each Year

in Substance Abuse

In 2003, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction discovered 0 new synthetic drugs that had psychoactive substances.

In 2008, the monitoring group was discovered 13 new types of synthetic drugs.

In 2012, officials discovered 57 new synthetic drugs, more than one new type of drug each week.

(Price of ecstasy pills on the global black market.)

Source:  Jared Savage, “Drug designers stay one step ahead,” New Zealand Herald, June 10, 2013.

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