Drug addicts seeking for new ways to be high have turned to flakka, a synthetic drug which experts believe to be more potent and dangerous than cocaine and other drugs like crystal meth.
According to Jim Hall, a drug abuse epidemiologist at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida revealed, “It’s so difficult to control the exact dose [of flakka]. Just a little bit of difference in how much is consumed can be the difference between getting high and dying. It’s that critical.”
But what’s quite alarming is that flakka may not cause death in many users but their behavior changes and many have been videotaped looking like crazed zombies – moving in slow, jerking manner and grunting senseless words or even attacking people and biting them just like zombies do in the movies!
The reason for this is that the drug causes ‘excited delirium’ fueled by paranoia and high body temperatures. The drug also causes muscles to break down – not just on a temporary basis causing them to move like zombies but the effects can actually be permanent! Experts also believe the neurological effects can be permanent.
If the trend continues, the world will be producing real-life zombies and they would have no qualms of attacking people in their flakka-fueled hallucinations…
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Posted by Today Tonight Adelaide on Tuesday, September 20, 2016