IS FLAKKA HARMFUL?
This is a street drug that has started in the state of Florida in the United States of America. This drug is called Flakka. It is similar to methamphetamine but with a higher chance of addiction to those who abuses it. This is a new type of synthetic drug. It is made from a synthetic version of an amphetamine- like stimulant in the cathinone class called alpha- PVP. Cathinone originated from the khat plant from the Middle-East. The leaves from this plant is normally chewed to get a buzz. Whoever who uses flakka exhibits weird and uncontrollable behaviour. Flakka prevents the reuptake of the neurotransmitter by the brain cells. This gives the person a very intense euphoric feeling. Flakka can be consumed by smoking, vaping, snorting and also injecting. It has short- term effects such as rapid heart rate and palpitations, increase in blood pressure, alertness, and also aggressive behaviour. This is called excited delirium. The person will also obtain paranoia. This drug will give a person extra strength and also fury.The downer for this drug is fatigue-ness and depression. Flakka on a high dose, can lead to muscle breakdown and kidney damage. This drug causes people to go into a psychosis state and also turn violent. To the point where they can hurt or even commit murder or hurt themselves. There are also long- term effects. There has not been a lot of research done on this drug as it is a very new drug but it has shown results that it can lead to renal failure and kidney damage. This drug is dangerous also because it is so easy to be obtained. And it is sold at a very cheap price. It costs about $3- $5 to get it. So, it has been popular to the younger people in USA. The U.S Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) are trying the very best to stop this drug from being spread even more. There have been 477 cases of people using Flakka just in Broward County in 2014. They had a rate of 27 cases per 100,000 residents. IF U GUYS DO NOT BELIEVE ME, PLEASE SCROLL DOWN AND WATCH THE VIDEO!!!