Dangerous new street drugs - Part 3: Spice

Dangerous new street drugs – Part 3: Spice

The increased marketing of synthetic marijuana, commonly known as Spice, K2, Green Giant, Wicked X, Skunk, Moon Rocks and many other inviting names, as a “legal and natural” alternative to marijuana is a sure shot invitation to danger. Though often sold as “natural and safe,” the truth of the matter is that it neither ensures safety nor warrants to be a natural alternative. Read more

Dangerous new street drugs- Part 2: Kratom

Dangerous new street drugs- Part 2: Kratom

Many new drugs, such as kratom, have come up on the horizon due to increased experimentation and demand, particularly among the youngsters. Despite being promoted as a legal and safe drugfor long in the United States, it is highly addictive and triggers opioid-like psychoactive effects that last between five and seven hours quite. As a result, it is one of the popular recreational drugs among the users. Read more

Crazy drugs that cause bizarre and unnerving effects

Crazy drugs that cause bizarre and unnerving effects

Besides increased prescription drug abuse, a large volume of drugs containing varying chemical ingredients is trafficked by the criminal underworld, which causes bizarre physical and psychological effects, such as hallucination, dizziness, serious impairment of judgment, unimaginable impacts on the central nervous system, etc. Read more

Dangerous new street drugs - Part 1: Flakka

Dangerous new street drugs – Part 1: Flakka

Continued experimentation ensures the arrival of some new dangerous drug in the market every now and then. Many a time, manufacturers rebrand certain drugs under new names, playing around with the chemical formula to come up with a legal alternative, including designer drugs that are created in a laboratory by changing the properties of the naturally occurring drugs. Read more

Early marijuana use can hamper brain function, study reveals

Early marijuana use can hamper brain function, study reveals

Cannabis, the most commonly abused illicit drug, is used by 9.5 percent of the adult population in the United States, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Read more