Top Trending Teen Drugs

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Check out this list of trending drugs amongst the teens today, and give us feedback on what you think the community should do.

Alcohol: Alcohol is the number one drug of choice among persons under the age of 21 in the United States. Underage drinking is reaching epidemic proportions. It IS NOT okay to let your underage child drink in the house. We hear parents say, as long as it is under my roof. That is a recipe for disaster. As the guardian you are responsible and if anything happens, YOU will be held accountable.

Marijuana: Weed, pot, grass; today’s marijuana is much more potent than years ago, and the fact that many kids are trying pot at a younger age means they’ll be more likely to advance to more powerful substances as they get older. It’s not a drug to be taken lightly.

Molly: Molly is the powder or crystal form of MDMA, the chemical used in making ecstasy. It is a synthetic, psychoactive drug that produces feelings of increased energy, euphoria, emotional warmth and empathy toward others, and distortions in sensory and time perception. Short term effects of the drug include confusion, strange cravings, sleeping problems, memory loss, blurred vision, fever, muscle tension, rapid eye movement, and profuse sweating. Molly is growing rapidly in schools all over the country.

Spice/K2: Synthetic Marijuana. “Spice” refers to a wide variety of herbal mixtures that produce experiences similar to marijuana (cannabis) and sold under many names, including K2, fake weed, Yucatan Fire, Skunk, Moon Rocks, and others. Teens use it to avoid drug test. This drug often causes seizures.

Inhalants: The presence of inhalants has become another danger in most teenage homes. Teens and pre-teens have begun sniffing or huffing certain chemicals or household items in order to get high. Oftentimes, teens don’t see this as being anything more than a game, and certainly don’t see it as being harmful.

Please pass this on to your friends and relatives. The more people that know about this, the better off we all are.

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