How much of a threat does the recreational drug flakka pose? News stories in recent months have blamed flakka for incidents of extreme violence, paranoid psychoses, compulsive nudity, zombie-like behavior and even “superhuman strength.” One man, allegedly high on the drug, tried to break into a police station. Another ran naked through Fort Lauderdale traffic. […]
The little-known drug has been tied to a number of "bizarre" incidents across the nation.
Alpha-PVP (?-pyrrolidinopentiophenone, alpha-PVP) is a synthetic stimulant of the cathinone class; the street drug – commonly known as flakka – is chemically similar to the illegal high MDPV (bath salts), but lacks the 3,4-methylenedioxy motif; the same difference that distinguishes methamphetamine (meth) from MDMA (ecstasy). Show More Summary
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Scientists have found using animal models that the new recreational drug alpha-PVP (“flakka”) seems equivalently potent as a stimulant, and therefore as addictive, as its chemical cousin MDPV (“bath salts”).
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have found using animal models that the new recreational drug alpha-PVP ("flakka") seems equivalently potent as a stimulant, and therefore as addictive, as its chemical cousin MDPV ("bath salts").
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Florida resident Jeff Waters was running a few errands yesterday when he unexpectedly found himself in police custody. His plan was simple: Gather up his usual accessories (bath salts, ninja throwing stars) and stroll down to the bank...Show More Summary
A new, cheap drug called flakka is growing in popularity and catching the attention of law enforcement around the country, particularly in Florida. The synthetic drug contains both Ecstasy and bath salts and has been causing users to hallucinate themselves in dangerous situations. Show More Summary
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Forget snorting bath salts -- the most recent self-destructive craze is suctioning your lips in a shot glass to get Kylie Jenner's pouty look. Those participating in the #KylieJennerChallenge are hoping to plump up their lips so they resemble those of the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star. Show More Summary
In Florida, you usually have to worry about the people on bath salts taking a bite out of you, but in one Florida neighborhood, they have a different animal to
Doesn’t this sound fun: You’re running a fever of 106, sweating like a pig and scared to death as you run from imaginary pursuers. This is how people react to flakka, the completely legal cousin of bath salts. Needless to say, the drug is complete insanity – and it only costs $5. Show More Summary
Forget bath salts! Flakka is the new drug of choice in Florida and it’s side effects are downright terrifying. Given […] The post Flakka Is Coming: 5 Things You Should Know About Florida’s Frightening New Drug Of Choice appeared first on Crime Feed.
A new synthetic drug is causing the same panic bath salts did just three years ago.
Drug are bad, m’kay? Especially when said drugs cause you to trip so bad that you think the family dog has been become the residence for a bunch of Satan’s
As if people needed another inexpensive drug on the market that can produce crazy and violent behavior, Florida is seeing a rash of incidences where users of a new drug