Journal Basic Info
- Impact Factor: 0.285**
- H-Index: 6
- ISSN: 2638-4558
- DOI: 10.25107/2638-4558
- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Women’s Health
Citation: Clin Case Rep Int. 2023;7(1):1570.DOI: 10.25107/2638-4558.1570
Benedetto Tiz D and Podlipnik C
Department of Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
This mini-review describes recent trends in illicit drug market. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the habits of many young adults, but still the uses of (novel) illicit substances remain high. Drug addiction and tolerance seem to be a major worldwide burden. Multiple drug use is not infrequent and it was associated with a higher incidence of major adverse events than single drug use. The emerging illicit substances will be discussed including their pharmacological effects and their chemical synthesis/structure. The goal of this review is to shed more light on such important aspects of illegality, commonly occurring in urban life. Better drug education, increased law enforcement, and rehabilitation programs should be undertaken to tackle a foremost world burden.
Illicit drugs; Street drugs; Side effects; Life-threatening molecules; COVID-19; Synthesis
Cite the Article:
Benedetto Tiz D, Podlipnik C. Illicit Street Drugs?! Recent Trends and Chemistry. Clin Case Rep Int. 2023; 7: 1570.