New Synthetic Drugs Real Damage

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What are New Synthetic Drugs?They can be bought on the internet, or on the street and are sold in a sophisticated manner. Dealers change the drug's names on a weekly basis to make the task of policing them more difficult. Regular claims made by Dealers are that new synthetic drugs are safe, herbal alternatives or legal party drugs. Even package of these drugs has the potential to kill, while the dealers falsely claim they are safe. They are illegal.

Common names of New Synthetic Drugs that you should be aware of:

  • Heptic White Bull
  • Aphrodisiac Tea Bombay Blue Kronic Bath Salts
  • Hellfire Herbal Hoe
  • Tropical Mist
  • Amsterdam High
  • Cloud 9
  • Wonka
  • Minga
  • Kilimanjaro
  • AK-47
  • Scooby Snax
  • Skunk
  • High Street (For a full list of names see FAQs below for what are these drugs called)

What are New Synthetic Drugs?

What's the Damage of New Synthetic Drugs?

Take new synthetic drugs just once, and you're playing Russian roulette with your life. The damage they cause is deadly, and you never know what you're going to get.

The irrational, aggressive behaviour of users endangers themselves, their friends, family and emergency workers.Effects of New Synthetic Drugs



'Steph' bought a supposed herbal tea, over the counter in a shop. The person who sold it to her said it was safe. She did not know she was buying new synthetic drugs. The person in the shop told her that the product she was buying was legal - it's not. When she used it - she immediately couldn't breathe and felt extreme pain. By the time the ambulance arrived she was almost paralysed. Doctors say she had ingested over 24 different toxic chemicals.

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Frequently Asked Questions About New Synthetic Drugs

Q: What is a New Synthetic Drug?

A: New synthetic drugs (or psychoactive substances as referred to by Police) have been manufactured to mimic known narcotic or hallucinogenic drugs and are being marketed as 'safe, legal highs'. Their chemical structure and product names change regularly to make it difficult for authorities to Police, meaning people never know the exact makeup of the drug. The chemicals used to manufacture the new synthetic drugs are not safe to ingest. The concentrations of the drugs are unknown and dangerous and there is no quality control in manufacturing.

Q: How are New Synthetic Drugs different to other synthetic  drugs?

A: New synthetic drugs are marketed as 'legal highs' and sold in service stations, adult stores and online. They are not safe and they are illegal in Queensland. Synthetic drugs have been around for a long time - LSD and cocaine are synthetic and are known illegal drugs.

Q: Are New Synthetic Drugs illegal?

A: Yes. New synthetic drugs that create the same effect as other dangerous drugs are now illegal in Queensland. The Drugs Misuse Act 1986 was updated with the new Queensland legislation in April 2013 to include 35 cannabinoidomimetic drugs as 'dangerous drugs' in schedule 2, meaning the possession, trafficking or sale of new synthetic drugs in Queensland will be treated under the same laws as other illicit drugs. Laws are also being reviewed in other Australian states to combat the trafficking and fatalities that are taking place as new synthetic drugs become more rampant across Australia.

Q: What are the effects of New Synethetic Drugs?

A: You will never know exactly what you are consuming with new synthetic drugs - you are playing Russian Roulette with your life. The chemical compounds simulate the body's central nervous system, and cause effects similar to those caused by other illicit drugs such as cannabis and amphetamines. Common side effects of new synthetic drugs include violent outbursts, irrational fears, mood swings, dizziness, nausea, psychosis, rapid heart rate, heart damage, renal failure, blurred vision, stroke and liver damage. Worse still, people have died within hours from consuming new synthetic drugs.

Q: What are New Synthetic Drugs made up of?

A: All new synthetic drugs contain a dangerous chemical compound manufactured in laboratories such as JWH-018, JWH-073, CP-47 or 497. These chemicals are produced in laboratories and are not safe for human consumption. The chemicals bind to receptors in the brain to cause a similar psychoactive response to traditional drugs - but often they are stronger and faster acting.

Q: If New Synthetic Drugs market themselves as legal highs, how do I know if I have purchased a legal herb versus a New Synthetic Drug?

A: New synthetic drugs are marketed in bright packaging with catchy names and sold in convenience stores, service stations, adult stores and online. They are often marked "not fit for human consumption" or "for cleaning purposes only" to try and sidestep drug laws. If you are looking to purchase natural, legal herbs online, purchase from known, reputable retailers you trust.

Q: I'm not a teenager, how would I know who uses New Synthetic Drugs?

A: While school leavers and university students state-wide are known to use new synthetic drugs, many working adults who believe the synthetic drugs are safe and legal are risking their lives by taking them. Research indicates that many rural Queenslanders, miners and long haul drivers are purchasing these new synthetic drugs from adult stores, tobacconists, service stations and online believing they are safe and legal, and suffering real and dangerous reactions.

Q: What are the signs I should look for in someone who has taken these New Synthetic Drugs?

A: People who have taken new synthetic drugs can act irrationally with violent outbursts and mood swings. The effects on the brain and heart are significant, with people reporting genuine fear while under the influence of the chemicals. If you suspect someone has taken a new synthetic drug, seek medical attention urgently by phoning Triple Zero (000).

Q: What should I do if I know about someone in possession of New Synthetic Drugs?

A: The effects of new synthetic drugs are extremely dangerous, and they are illegal in Queensland. If you know of anyone who is selling, trafficking or consuming new synthetic drugs, you can report them anonymously before someone else gets hurt to us by calling 1800 333 000, reporting below or on your phone via the Crime Stoppers Queensland app.

Q: What are these New Synthetic Drugs called?

  • Heptic White Bull
  • Aphrodisiac Tea PVP
  • Bombay blue MDPV
  • Kronic?NBOMe
  • K2 Research Chemicals
  • Marley Winning
  • Atomic Bomb Charlie Sheen
  • Columbian Gold Bat Salts
  • Hellfire Herbal Hoe
  • Tropical Mist
  • Amsterdam High
  • Sincence
  • Chaos
  • Devil's Fruit
  • XXX Black Label
  • Cloud 9
  • Mary Jane
  • Plain Jane's Got Game Fabric
  • Pheromones
  • Wonka
  • Counterfeit Potpourri
  • Potpourri Genius
  • Northern Lights
  • Bamboo
  • Minga
  • Electrum
  • Volcanic Rage
  • Zero Gravity
  • Ace of Spades
  • Kilimanjaro
  • AK-47
  • Scooby Snax
  • Skunk
  • Gypsy Herbs
  • Buds Platinum
  • Zeus
  • Dutch Passion
  • Black Widow
  • Spice
  • High Street


Q: How do dealers refer to New Synthetic Drugs?

  • Party Pills / Party Drugs
  • Cheap Party Pills
  • Synthetic Cannabis
  • Synthetic Cannabinoids
  • Synthetic Cocaine
  • Synthetic Marijuana
  • Synthetic Pot
  • Synthetic Weed
  • Herbal Ecstasy
  • Herbal Highs
  • Herbal Party Pills
  • Herbal Tonic
  • Herbal Smoke
  • Legal Cocaine
  • Legal Ecstasy
  • Legal Hallucinogens
  • Legal Herbs
  • Legal Meth
  • Legal Party Drugs
  • Legal Pills
  • Legal Speed
  • Legal Stimulants
  • Plant Food
  • Fake Weed
  • Fake Cannabis
  • Fake Cocaine
  • Fake Meth

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