Identifying Adulterants and Diluents

The terms adulterants and diluents are sometimes used in the context of illicitly distributed controlled substances. Adulterants are chemicals added to illicit drugs which, in and of themselves, can affect some sort of a physiological response. This response can range from very mild to quite severe. Diluents are chemicals added to controlled substances which are used more as fillers than to elicit a physiological response. They can be added to affect the color and composition for the sake of...