Posted On: February 14, 2013 by Karen Olson

Drug Abuse Expert Witnesses & Synthetic Drugs

Drug abuse expert witnesses may testify on chemical dependence, illicit drugs, substance abuse, and addiction. Synthetic drugs have been in the news recently. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says that while Ohio lawmakers have outlawed dangerous synthetic drugs, new compounds are being generated. On his website, DeWine offers answers to FAQ including Who normally abuses synthetic drugs?

According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, 60% of synthetic drug abuse cases reported to poison control centers nationwide involved users age 25 or younger. The drugs are gaining popularity in Ohio and across the country, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. In 2010 they received 2,906 calls regarding synthetic drugs. In 2011 that number rose to 6,959. As of September 10, the Association received 4,161 synthetic drug calls in 2012.

read more: http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/FAQ/All-Frequently-Asked-Questions.aspx?tagid=362#FAQ591