Definition of Designer drug

1. Noun. A psychoactive drug deliberately synthesized to avoid anti-drug laws; mimics the effects of a banned drug; law was revised in 1986 to ban designer drugs.




Definition of Designer drug

1. Noun. A drug specifically developed to replace an illegal recreational drug (so as to circumvent existing drug laws), usually by modifying its molecular structure. ¹

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Literary usage of Designer drug

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1. Drugs, Crime, and the Justice System (1992)
"Jonathan Hibbs, Joshua Perper, and Charles L. Winek, "An outbreak of designer drug-related deaths in Pennsylvania," Journal of the American Medical ..."

2. America's Habit: Drug Abuse, Drug Trafficking, and Organized Crime ...by Manuel Gonzales, Kevin McEnery, Thomas Sheehan, Susan Mellody by Manuel Gonzales, Kevin McEnery, Thomas Sheehan, Susan Mellody (1998)
"This proposed legislation would make it a felony to manufacture or distribute a designer drug for human consumption. The proposed act, which would amend the ..."

3. Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent's Guide to Prevention (1989)
"... Sleep problems • Fainting • Chills Ecstasy is popular at all-night underground dance parties (called "raves") and is the most common "designer drug". ..."

4. Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders edited by Richard A. Rawson, Rose M. Urban (2000)
"designer drug: A synthetic analog of a restricted drug that has psychoactive properties. Detoxification: A process of allowing the body to rid itself of a ..."

5. Drug Abuse and Drug Abuse Research (1991): The Third Triennial Report to edited by MaryLouise Embrey, Christine R. Hartel (1999)
"MDMA Abuse and Toxicity The term "designer drug" is often associated with MDMA, known to drug abusers as "ecstasy" or "Adam," and other analogs of ..."

6. Treatment of Opiate Addiction Using Methadone: A Counselor's Manual by Michael J. McCann, Richard A. Rawson, Jeanne L. Obert (1995)
"These may not be detected through urine screening but may produce effects similar to known substances. If effects of a designer drug were to mimic opiates, ..."

7. International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, 1995 by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"They are concerned about a significant increase in the availability and consumption of the designer drug "ecstasy". Heroin and cannabis seizures increased ..."

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