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# designer drugs

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Synthetic drugs: How new highs are infiltrating the Irish market
Irish people are some of the biggest consumers of synthetic drugs in Europe.
Four young people in hospital after taking psychoactive drug at Cork house party
At least four people are being treated with one thought to in a critical condition.
New mind-altering drugs being detected at a rate of two PER WEEK
The substances are often produced in bulk by chemical companies – before being shipped to Europe by air freight, packaged and sold to consumers.
Gardaí arrest eight in Dublin after seizing €17,000 in 'bath salts' ingredient
Seven people were arrested, including two teenagers.
'Designer drugs' being sold as 'bath salts' and 'spice' causing concern
UN concerned about pyschoactive substances being sold online – authorities can’t keep up with upsurge in use.
Rise in 'designer drugs' poses serious health risk: UN report
The report from the International Narcotics Control Board said Europe alone almost one new substance is appearing every week.