New Designer Drugs of Abuse
Two new designer drugs, with dangerous side effects are causing havoc on the streets in the southern states, especially Florida. Both have something unique in common: Relatively inexpensive, they’re being used in e-cigarettes, once peddled as a safer alternative to tobacco smoking.
The drugs — known by the street names “Budder” and “Flakka” — show that supply-and-demand of new products is very much alive, despite a concentrated government crackdown on fake marijuana, bath salts and synthetic drugs. This creative approach to e-cigarette smoking, or “vaping,” is the latest craze in recreational highs.
It can be safely assumed that using vaporizers for dispensing chemicals in a mist form is going to be the main method of using new, emerging synthetic drugs, whether in liquid form or solid form. The e-cigarette and other vaping devices are not only in vogue, they come in all shapes and sizes, from pens to bulky contraptions as big as hair dryers.
Also called “butane hash oil” or “marijuana wax, Budder is a sticky substance made via a highly unstable process that is dangerous and explosive and which requires soaking the leaves and stems of marijuana plants in a chemical solvent like butane, to extract the most concentrated high-inducing ingredients. Budder is more potent and more toxic than marijuana and is known to cause severe hallucinations, anxiety paranoia, psychosis and heart problems, Even with high risks to its users, with its high THC level, Budder is gaining in popularity on the streets. One of the properties that popularizes Budder is that when it’s “vaped”, it doesn’t have that telltale smell, so it’s easier to disguise.
Flakka, on the other hand, is the latest street version of bath salts, a form of crystal meth often concocted in labs overseas and sold over the Internet. With many of its properties akin to crystal meth, Flakka is more worrisome and wicked a concoction than Budder as besides paranoia and psychosis, it tends to cause extreme combativeness. Also, unlike Budder that is gooey in nature , Fakka is a crystalline substance resembling rock candy.
Countless among our youth are playing a game of Russian roulette with new designer drugs daily and many of them end up paying the ultimate price to become a statistic. The treatment for designer drugs is similar to that of cocaine, opiates or alcohol and involves in-patient detox, treatment, rehab and an extended stay in a sober home for post rehab transitional period. For more information on the subject you may like to contact Structured Living LLC , Ann Arbor, MI., through their website www.soberooms.com.