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An emerging issue is a new concern affecting our community (e.g., legislation, criminal activity, or emerging substance).
Emerging substances can include newly developed synthetic drugs, a new way to abuse an old drug, or an old drug that regains popularity.
Teens are often using the latest drug before parents, school officials and law enforcement authorities even know they exist.
Synthetic Marijuana: K2/Spice
Synthetic Marijuana is the second most frequently used illicit substance, after marijuana, among high school seniors nationwide. (2011 Monitoring the Future Study)
Four Loco/ Alcopops
Other Emerging Substances