Research chemicals are collectively a type of new psychoactive substance (NPS), each of which is a synthetic version of an established psychoactive substance. Research chemicals are often marketed and sold as the pure active ingredients found in other synthetic drugs, yet the reality is that they do not always contain what is listed on the label. Essentially, they are synthetic or designer drugs intended for recreational use yet labeled “research chemicals” to evade law enforcement efforts. Using research chemicals can lead to consequences that include overdose and addiction.« Back to Glossary Index
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Drug diversion is a medical and legal concept involving the illegal movement, adulteration, marketing, or transfer of any legal controlled substance anywhere within the supply chain; from manufacturer to end user.