10 Drugs That Didn't Exist When You Were a Teen

Within the last decade, a surprising number of new and dangerous drugs have emerged, many of which you might not have even heard of. Get in the know with this list of 10 drugs that weren’t around when you were a teen.

Bath Salts

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This synthetic cocaine knockoff came screaming full force into the public eye in 2012 after a man in Florida ate the face of another man while allegedly high on bath salts. The drugs in this large and varying group are made from synthetic chemicals related to cathinone, a stimulant found in the khat plant. Because the active ingredients in these drugs are illegal, manufacturers frequently find a substitute to keep them in stores legally.


Users of this drug experience a euphoric high, often accompanied by hallucinatory effects, paranoia, and agitation. This is, of course, not to mention the possibility of death or the psychotic and violent behavior that some users display.    

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