According to a recent study, less than one percent of teenagers use this type of drug consciously. But experts say that this figure could be higher. Joseph Palamar from NYU Langone said "Our research showed that less than 1% of U.S. teenagers used flakka last year." The survey conducted showed that half of all students who used synthetic drug flakka lived far from home and did not have parental control.
“Having relevant data, we can draw attention to this big problem. We do not exclude the possibility of increasing the number of teenagers, who will start using this substance in the future,” Palamar added.
“I think some people use flakka and don’t know about it,” said the professor.
According to CNN, the synthetic drug led to 82 deaths from 2014 to 2015. About 15% of the victims were teenagers, who used the drug often. The media also reported the terrible consequences of flakka use. For example, a Florida man showed incredible strength by breaking doors and a wall in a house. Eyewitnesses also wrote in social networks about a woman who ran and screamed about coming of Satan. Palamar encourages parents to monitor and help their children.
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