Illegal drug producers do not sit back and simply continue to push the same drugs that have existed on the streets for years. They know that law enforcement and anti-drug advocates are constantly looking for ways to curtail drug use or to put them out of business completely. Because of this, they innovate and look for new drugs to sell to addicts.
Addicts are also constantly on the lookout for new ways to get high. As a person continues to use drugs, he or she builds up a tolerance to the amount of a drug that used to get the person high. The addict wants to get more and more of the drug he is addicted to, but if he can’t, he will look for other drugs to try.
This is one of the main ways that “softer” drugs can harm a person. Marijuana, for example, can’t really kill a weed smoker, but someone can build up a tolerance for the drug and then want to move on to something harder like meth or heroin. Many addicts will report that they used marijuana or another, similar drug before moving on to full-blown addictions that nearly ruined their lives.
For this reason, it’s important that families, educators and every concerned member of the public stay aware of what the current drug trends are.
Narconon Freedom Center Wants to Help
In order to help families and the public stay aware of current drug trends, Narconon Freedom Center researches what drugs are growing in popularity and usage and makes this information broadly available.
In a recent press release, for example, the Freedom Center detailed many new drugs and ways of taking drugs that are currently spreading in society. By releasing this information far and wide through the internet, parents can educate themselves on just what sort of drug threats they may be running into in their communities and in society in general.
For example, a drug named Krokodil far from home right now in Russia, but there are some indications that it could spread outside the country’s borders or even reach the United States. Krokodil is called this because it is a homemade drug that causes skin around an injection point to rot and become scaly and gray. A user’s skin can actually start to look reptilian as his or her skin begins to putrefy.
“N-Bomb” and “Smiles” are two of the names for types of synthetic drugs that are made to mimic the effects of hallucinogens such as LSD. Drug makers often try to create legal versions of popular drugs that are illegal in the United States, and they often have an easier time selling these drugs or getting them into the hands of children. Parents should be on the lookout for drugs that are said to be “legal” and “safe” but are actually anything but.
One of the most famous of the drugs listed is “Molly.” This is a concentrated form of MDMA, or Ecstasy. The drug has recently been popularized by musicians and bands that are popular with young people. Even Miley Cyrus recently name-dropped the drug in one of her hits.
What Parents Can Do
With these drugs being popularized by entertainers and getting distributed in our neighborhoods and schools, parents need to be constantly vigilant to ensure that children and teenagers are not getting into using drugs. With love and guidance, parents can prevent their kids from going down a dangerous and deadly path.
Parent should talk to their kids about the dangers of drugs and stay alert to any drug using indicators. If they see that their son or daughter may be ‘experimenting’ or caught in the trap of use, they should get them immediate help. Contact us today for more information or to speak to a qualified counselor.
PRWeb.com: Narconon Freedom Center Reveals January 2014 Drug Trends to Parents http://www.prweb.com/releases/Narconon-Michigan/New-Drug-Trends/prweb11490514.htm