Flakka Drug – the monster unleashed
Drug abuse is very common in any developed or developing country in the world. While the under developed countries are still fighting against issues like smoking and alcohol, other countries have bigger headache. The import of illegal drugs is becoming a huge threat for the health and safety of the working population. Though there are a few who fight for the legalisation of drugs, the ones who got their lives spoiled by drugs are the majority.
One such drug is Flakka, also known as the zombie drug or gravel. The proper chemical name of the drug is alpha Pyrrolidinopentiophenone. This was initially developed as a designer drug in the early 1960s. The chemical formula is C15H21NO. A designer drug is something that is developed to fool the government by adding or removing a few chemicals in a drug that is banned. For example, imagine a drug has 3 parts of chemical X and 2 parts of chemical Y and it is banned by the government. Drug sellers will alter the drug to 4 parts of chemical X and 3 parts of chemical Y. Result will be slightly different but the drug will not be illegal as the chemical name and composition are different.
Gravel or zombie drug:
These are the two common names flakka has got in the local drug markets all over the world. First name gravel comes from the drug’s appearance. It looks very similar to the decorative sand or gravel we use in aquariums. Few drug smugglers mix aquarium gravel and flakka to escape from visual inspection of the police. The next name “zombie drug” is named after the drug’s effects. People, who took the flakka drug, move in a way that is very similar to the way the zombies move in “Resident evil movie”. The people after taking the drug will most likely walk like this.
Why Flakka Drug is famous?
It will be inappropriate to say flakka is famous. The reason why it is use by people all over the world is that it very cheap. In some localities, it is also called as the 5$ drug. Some might convert 5$ to their national currency and find it expensive. But when compared to other drugs like cocaine, this is dirt cheap. Second reason why teenagers have become addictive to this drug is the hype around it. When someone says not to try something, it is human nature to try it out (take Adam and Eve for example).
What does flakka drug do the body?
Jim Hall, a drug abuse specialist at Florida says it is very difficult for people to judge the amount to take. A little higher amount than the safe limit can kill the person taking flakka drug. True to the name (La Flaca means a beautiful woman in Spanish) this drug can make you forget this world. The chemicals in this drug make a surface around the neurons in the nerves and prevent them from releasing the “mood controlling” dopamine and serotonin levels very low. This means if a person is angry, he will be angry like the hulk. If a person is romantic, he will become as romantic as me. Jokes apart, this drug will send the emotions of the one taking it to the maximum level and prevent the body from bringing it down. Other drugs like cocaine do exactly the same but flakka can stay in the body for more time, sometimes the effect may be permanent.
One more dirty side of flakka drug is the effect of flakka on the kidneys. This dirty drug can break down the muscle fibres and will cause hyperthermia. When this condition gets worse it will lead to kidney failure. People who took this “zombie drug” for long are now dependent on dialysis for the rest of their lives.
What is the law doing?
In short – They are doing all they can. Every time they try to ban it, they alter the drug composition a little bit and sell it. Governments all around the world are acting vigilantly on it. The regional drug prevention agencies have put a “temporary” ban on it but some clever folks can easily get around it. Simple – stick a note similar to this:
It is said that majority of this drug is exported from China. The export import offices around the world are trying their best to cut this down but the results are not very pleasing.
What Flakka Drug can do?
Let us give some examples from real life to understand this monstrous drug better.
Next time you want to get shot, take some of this “gravel”.
A guy in Brazil once ran inside a hospital with a bullet injury on his face but never noticed it all because of this drug. This drug can take you high enough to make you forget any other feeling be it pain or even death.
Next time you want to run like crazy, take some of this drug.
A woman once took flakka and ran on the roads screaming “I am God” with loads of injuries. The injuries were the result of her jumping through the window, landing on the road and still running after hitting a perfect stranger.
Next time you want to feel like the “Hulk”, you know what to do.
A guy named James West, high on this drug, once broke into a police headquarters (yes, he was crazy) once almost succeeded in breaking “Hurricane proof” glass windows. Another guy in West Palm beach broke a hospital’s windows just with his bare hands.
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Flakka might seem fun but it is deadly. Many youngsters have lost their lives, career, money and reputation. People might think drugs are something new to this world. There are rumours that the dictator Adolf Hitler himself used drugs on his soldiers to make them feel no pain and hunger so that they will fight for days without rest. It is still a theory but worth believing because of the scientific inventions his rule brought. With that we conclude this article on Flakka. Stay safe people, say No to drugs.