Herbal Drugs of Abuse

Abstract

Ghosh A, Ghosh T

Substances taken for nonmedical reasons, usually for their mind-altering effects, are called drugs of abuse. The use of psychoactive plants as drugs of abuse has had a long tradition. Most commonly abused drugs extracted from or based on natural products are illicit substances, such as cannabis products, morphine, or cocaine, but other herbal products used to produce a “high” are becoming increasingly popular drugs of abuse. Unfortunately, these “new herbal drugs” are falsely labelled as safe and legal. Health care professionals must be cognizant of this emerging problem as increased media coverage and marketing have made these products accessible and recognizable to many young adults and teenagers. This article gives a brief view of some herbal drugs of abuse, and their current trends of use.

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Ghosh A, Ghosh T. Herbal Drugs of Abuse. SRP. 2010; 1(2): 141-145.
doi:10.4103/0975-8453.75060

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Ghosh A, Ghosh T. Herbal Drugs of Abuse. http://www.sysrevpharm.org/?mno=302644618 [Access: March 28, 2021]. doi:10.4103/0975-8453.75060

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Ghosh A, Ghosh T (2010) Herbal Drugs of Abuse. SRP, 1 (2), 141-145. doi:10.4103/0975-8453.75060



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Ghosh A, Ghosh T. "Herbal Drugs of Abuse." Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy 1 (2010), 141-145. doi:10.4103/0975-8453.75060



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Ghosh A, Ghosh T (2010) Herbal Drugs of Abuse. Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy, 1 (2), 141-145. doi:10.4103/0975-8453.75060


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