Designer drugs, also known as psychedelic drugs, DD’s or fad drugs evolved in the late 60’s and 70’s when people mixed and made substances out of home labs and formed products that produces hallucinogenic effects. Some of these substances ranged from common household products to everyday plants as well as some over-the-counter and even human and animal prescription drugs and lets not forget some street drugs. The most commonly abused deadly designer drugs are
ECSTASY: The deadly synthetic MDMA which can cause strokes and overheating in the body. Very popular at nightclubs, hangouts and schools.
GHB: Gamma hydroxy butyrate, kids call it "Grievous bodily harm". GHB is a clear liquid that can be found in degreasers that mechanics use and it causes a pass out high. It has been used in numerous rapes.
GORNO JUICE: Recently featured on HARD COPY the magazine show as harming teenagers in Texas, United States. This is a mixture of liquid Kava (a herbal muscle relaxant found at health food stores) and Morning Glory seeds. Liquid Kava is legally meant to be rubbed on muscle as a liniment not sipped orally.
RAPTOR: Ephedra based pills that gives one a high boost close to a marijuana high.
MAGIC MUSHROOMS: Another ephedra based product. If misused, Ephedra can beat the heart vigorously and shut it down. Basically it is hard to regulate these ephedrine based products.
HERBAL ECSTASYM: Contains ephedra and other little known herbs. The amount of ephedrine cannot be monitored by a physician since this is strictly a herb.
POTPOURRI: Marijuana shredded into flowers with strong fragrances then smoked thereby disguising the smell and prevent being caught.
TOAD ACID: Secreted by tropical toads for defense and cause severe muscle stiffness. An act called toad-licking or even smoked when dried. SPECIAL K: (definitely not the cereal) Ketamine, an anesthetic used in cats and is a clear liquid, left to dry and snorted by lots of teens who also say they experience unrealities like people around them being decapitated.
LIQUID X: That orange liquid handed out at a Los Angeles rock concert last New Years eve. Causes respiratory depression and heart attacks. Contains Liquid Kava and synthetic Ecstasy. Remember Kava is a muscle relaxant so it relaxes heart and lung muscle hence heart attacks and breathing problems.
CRUNCH BERRIES (Another cereal slang): Magnolia red berries crushed in Gin then slowly sipped. Can cause severe brain damage.
All these can cause severe damage to the brain, liver, lungs, heart and other organs in the body. They are readily available and circulating schools, clubs and concerts like crazy. Special "K" has been showing up in high school bathrooms across America. Designer Drugs are mostly legal but can kill you first even before the illegal street drugs. They have mostly left children in comas and severe vegetative states. Toxicology tests prove hard since some of these are concocted from different substances.
Source: PediatRX - Drug Education Link