Flakka Is The New Synthesized Drug That's Got Everyone Scared

Flakka is the newest synthesized drug–similar to bath salts–that’s now coming to light after a host of scary cases of overdoses in Florida have been reported.
Those who’ve reportedly taken Flakka include a man who impaled himself on the fence of a police station, a man who tried to break down the door of a Ft. Lauderdale police station, and a dude who stood on his Palm Beach County roof naked with a gun yelling, “I feel delusional, and I’m hallucinating!”
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Trying to break into a police station? Now you may understand why some dealers are calling it “$5 insanity.” But “Flakka?” That name probably comes from a Hispanic slang term that means “a beautiful woman who charms everyone she meets.”
So now that you know the name of the newest drug Fox News is going to talk about nonstop, let’s learn a little bit about it.

Flakka Ingredients:

Like we said before, Flakka is very similar to bath salts. It’s made from a chemical called alpha-PVP (alpha-pyrrolidinovalerophenone), a synthetic version of the Khat plants that Somalian pirates chew on.

Flakka Effects:

The immediate and long-term effects of cathinones can rival some of the strongest crystal meth and cocaine.
Jim Hall, an epidemiologist at the Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities at Nova Southeastern University in Broward County, Florida went on the record saying that the drug is designed to flood the brain with dopamine.

“Normally when dopamine would be released, even naturally or even with other drugs, it then gets reuptaked — it goes back to its original transmitting neuron. But in this case, its reuptake is blocked so it remains there.”

Side effects include hallucination, hyperthermia, and possible death.

Flakka Ingestion Methods:

Since Flakka is crushed up crystalline, the drug can be ingested via snorting, injection or vaping. Obviously we don’t suggest doing any of those things, we just thought you might like to know in case your parents ask you about it.

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