Teenage designer drugs: What’s trending?

 

Today, teens are always coming up with something new that is “cool”, even if it has potential to kill them.  Designer drugs are drugs that are created in laboratory by changing the original properties of a drug that originates from a plant.  This will result in a new drug with new and different effects on the brain or behavior.  Check out what teenage designer drugs are trending written by Susie Martel for addictionblog.org.

Synthetic “designer drugs” are hitting the teen scene at a very dangerous and rapid rate. These drugs are designed to be more powerful, produce lengthier ‘highs’, and can be very addictive. However, dangerous and unpredictable compounds are often the base of the psychoactive effects, and while easily obtainable on the Internet, at gas stations and in head shops, their regulation is limited.

Club drugs currently on the market can include:

  • GHB
  • Ketamine
  • Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)
  • MDMA (Ecstasy)
  • Methamphetamine
  • Rohypnol
  • Synthetic cannabinoids (K2, Spice)

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What Goes Up Must Come Down

However, little Miss Molly does not come to the party without consequences. The real danger lurking in Molly’s cute little pink, green, yellow, baby blue and orange pills embossed with Pac-man faces, crowns, alligators, skull and cross-bones and Buddha’s – to name a few – is the fact that one never knows what other component has been mixed into this drug. Some negative side effects of Molly can inlude:

  • cardiac abnormalities
  • coma
  • dehydration
  • gastrointestinal disorders
  • hallucinations
  • kidney stones and infections
  • long-term depression
  • panic attacks
  • permanent kidney damage
  • seizures

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Teenage designer drugs are something that you really do not want your teen to get into!  If you would like to speak to someone about getting help for your teen, please contact Bridgeway Behavioral Health today by calling 866-758-1152 or visiting our website at www.bridgewaybh.com.

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