The violence and self injury and the uncontrolled physical strength with the cost of 5 dollars a capsule makes this drug scary and deadly. Flakka is the street name for alphapyrrolidinopentiophenone (alpha-PVP), according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and is mainly produced in China, where other synthetic drugs are coming from, and then distributed by dealers on the ground in the US for around $3 to $5 a dose. Flakka can cause “excited delirium,” which includes hyper-stimulation, paranoia and hallucinations. It can dangerously raise body temperature and lead to kidney damage and failure. Flakka can also lead to violent aggression and self-injury, and has been linked to suicides and heart attacks.Common among users is that they often rip off their shirts, or strip completely. They believe they are being hunted down – one man was caught on video running naked through a busy street, another trying to break into a police station, a woman licked a dance floor in a club until her tongue was shreaded, and yet another woman on flakka ran outside with a knife and started stabbing trees until she was subdued-which wasn’t easy. Flakka users are temporarily endowed wit what appears to be super-human strength, making it very dangerous for police and medical professionals to manage them. This drug can be smoked or injected. It takes about 40 minutes to take affect and the high can last 2-4 hours. Flakka use appears to have begun in Broward County Florida where there have been 448 deaths from the drug. The use of this drug is spreading and
the Wall Street Journal calls it an epidemic.
Tell your kids about this drug. It’s addictive, deadly and violent.
The Addict Writes