Understanding clandestine synthetic drugs


This publication is intended to provide an overview of and background information on clandestine synthetic drugs. The emphasis is on the intrinsic characteristics of their illicit manufacture, trafficking and abuse, compared to heroin and cocaine. The role and complex interplay of those characteristics in the evolution and geographical spread of the current synthetic drug phenomenon are described, and past and current trends are examined in order to identify possible future developments.


UN document ID number: N/A
Publication date: June 2001
Number of pages: 30
Languages: English, French, Spanish

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