New Designer Drugs a Serious Threat to Africa's Youth
This youth month, the hot topic on everyone's lips is youth unemployment - but unemployment is just one of a number of issues affecting the youth. Designer drugs are among the fastest-growing and most versatile substances in the global illicit drugs economy. Their relatively low cost compared with traditional drugs - and the general belief that they are legal because there are no specific laws regulating them - have made designer drugs particularly attractive to young people.
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