The controversial synthetic drug that is slowly gaining the concern of many health organizations for its numerous harmful effects to users is called Flakka. Reports revealed that it is derived from the khat plant that grows in East Africa and Arabia and is known to produce cathinone, which is a kind of amphetamine.
Malibu, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/29/2015 -- The battle to fight addiction seems a never-ending cycle now that a new synthetic drug that is considered to be the upgraded version of bath salts is now circulating the streets. The drug that is slowly becoming epidemic in different parts of the United States have stirred mixed reactions from numerous people after several reports dominate the headlines about people caught under the influence of this synthetic stimulant made from methylenedioxypyrovalerone. The effects of this drug consumed in varying amounts produce scary reactions that could last for a week. And with the constant change in the ingredients used on cracks discovered, it makes life tough for law enforcements to prosecute dealers and for doctors to treat the users as well.
The controversial synthetic drug that is slowly gaining the concern of many health organizations for its numerous harmful effects to users is called Flakka. Reports revealed that it is derived from the khat plant that grows in East Africa and Arabia and is known to produce cathinone, which is a kind of amphetamine. Its immediate effect provides the users a sense of alertness, arousal, concentration, constipation, confidence, euphoria, hyperactivity, psychosis, thought disorder, an increase in blood pressure and heart rate etc. Its long-term effects are infrequent hallucinations, oral cancer, impaired inhibition, depression and increased risk of getting a heart attack while its indeterminate effects are death and acute coronary syndrome. Other reports have said that Flakka is a hodgepodge of various synthetic chemicals which could be a cross between meth and cocaine that can be compared to bath salts but is more addicting; and to meth but is much cheaper.
Its effect is very intriguing because it varies on the users. A small amount of Flakka could give users a mild hallucinogenic effect aside from the fact that it produces euphoric sensation and stimulation in general. While the people arrested under the influence of Flakka are said to have consumed the drug in high doses which made them display severe agitation and aggressiveness. Users are given almost inhuman strengths that allowed them to easily remove Taser prongs from their body and require four to five police officers to take them down. And once this person has been conquered, they should be rushed to the hospital for an immediate medical attention as Flakka use can result to heart problems, kidney failure, and hyperthermia.
With this dangerous drug in circulation, the public must be alarmed with its harmful effects on the health. According to many health experts, just a little of this synthetic drug can deliver a high dose effect. Users will not be able to determine the difference between the doses that could kill them or not. Unlike in other drug addiction where people can still undergo drug rehabilitation on facilities like the SOBA Mesa that offers detoxification services and drug counseling for inpatient and outpatient residents; Flakka users experience immediate effects, long term effects and indeterminate effects in a single dose. And since this synthetic drug comes in a very cheap price and is currently legal in all states, the concern of many citizens is on young kids and homeless people who are more susceptible to consume it. So the public is highly advised to take their hands off of using Flakka that could be snorted, vaped or eaten since it produces horrible reactions to the body and mind.
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