March 20, 2015

Register for ONDCP Webinar on Synthetic Drugs

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) will host a webinar on April 8 from 1-2 p.m. EST about the dangers of synthetic drugs like “Spice” and “Bath Salts.” The webinar will also provide details on federal and local efforts to address this problem.

The webinar will serve as an introduction to new psychoactive substances. The discussion will focus on the manufacture, distribution, and health risks associated with these drugs as well as federal regulatory provisions and enforcement actions. Featured participants will include representatives from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Mary Lou Leary, ONDCP’s Deputy Director for State, Local, and Tribal Affairs, will host the webinar.

A second webinar on this topic is also being planned. This one will summarize local efforts to prevent the use and distribution of synthetic drugs, showcasing specific community reduction initiatives. Watch for details on the second webinar in the next issue of ONDCP’s E-Newsletter Update. Click here to sign up for the ONDCP newsletter.

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