A new synthetic drug Flakka that is similar to bath salts is on the top of news after a number of weird incidents it caused.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Flakka use is going up in Florida, and the organization’s website sketches:
“Like other drugs of this type, alpha-PVP can cause a condition called ‘excited delirium’ that involves hyperstimulation, paranoia, and hallucinations that can lead to violent aggression and self-injury.” The drug is a stimulant, similar to angel dust and PCP and it can cause a condition called “excited delirium”.
Deputy Director of Prevention Links, Michael Litterer, a nonprofit organization that works for drug prevention programs and recovery support services, said “This is a very violent drug that causes frightening hallucinations”.
A Florida State University student is supposed to have been high on Flakka when he reportedly stabbed a couple to death and tried to eat part of one victim’s face. The suspect killer remained in grave condition at the hospital. Investigators suspect he was high on something when he attacked. Detectives say he was abnormally strong during the attack and was making animal like noises including grunting and growling.
The condition can cause paranoia and hallucinations that can make the user violent and raise a person’s body temperature to dangerous levels. Users are also said to show super strength or don’t appear to feel pain.
Last year, a 25-year-old New Jersey man said flakka almost killed him. Tyler Etue said it caused strokes and hallucinations in an interview discussing the dangers of the synthetic drug. “Are you trusting your life to some unknown person in some unknown place who’s going to put the exact dosage you think it has,” He said. “You’d don’t know what it’s laced with. You’re really playing with fire.”