It is considered the most dangerous drug out there today.
A drug called flakka has users acting like zombies, doing actions no normal human would do. Flakka is a stimulant with a similar chemical make-up to the amphetamine-like drug found in bath salts. While the drug was originally marketed as a legal high alternative to ecstasy, the effects are significantly different.
Parents are now warned that the said drug is being disguised and sold on the streets as gummies or candies. According to authorities, one distinctive difference between ordinary gummies and the flakka candies is that flakka candies are stickier, and are often individually wrapped.
Drug pushers do this to avoid being detected by police, and to attract younger users as well. The effects of the said drug can be deadly. The user will feel an elevated heart rate, enhanced emotions, and, if enough is digested, strong hallucinations.
The drug can cause permanent psychological damage due to it affecting the mood regulating neurons that keep the mind’s serotonin and dopamine in check, as well as possibly causing heart failure.
It is a strong, dangerous drug. Someone who uses Flakka can lose his mind for some time, or lose it permanently. Be warned of this drug and don’t think of trying it out.
What is drug made of?
Flakka or alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone (alpha-PDP) is a drug mostly manufactured in China for roughly $5 per dose. The drug is sold in white or pink crystal chunks, which are “foul-smelling”, according to the US National Institute on Drug Abuse. It is sometimes called “gravel” because it resembles the small stones in the bottom of fish tanks.