12 Deadliest Street Drugs You Should Stay Away From

According to scientists, researchers and law enforcement alike, there are some drugs that have the potential to completely devastate your world. Furthermore, science maintains that any of these drugs could prove extremely dangerous to your health, and in many cases, deadly.

1. Flakka

Flakka is a man-made substance which shares similarities with cocaine and bath salts. Unfortunately, however, it can be much more dangerous than either. Even the slightest overdose can cause the user to encounter symptoms of “excited delirium” which includes violent behaviors, high body temperature, and paranoia. In the end the drug can cause permanent psychological damage because of its effects on the chemicals in the brain.

2. Bath Salts

Bath salts have a very similar makeup to methamphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy. It is considered a designer drug due to the fact that it is synthetic and created in a lab. The drug looks very similar to household bath salts, however, if ingested it can cause paranoid delusions, hallucinations, violence, anger, and death.

3. Benzos

Benzos are typically prescribed for anxiety, depression and insomnia. However, many taking it report being left addictive and even have psychotic episodes from benzos. Other adverse effects include slurred speech, drowsiness and severe depression.

4. Purple Drank

If you have ever listened to the last rap era, then you have probably heard this term tossed around in the 90’s. Rappers like Jay-Z rapped about the substance that is a mix of soda water, sweets and codeine cough syrup. Unfortunately, this ‘drank’ can cause your upper respiratory infection to fail, and possibly even your heart. It is addictive due to it being an opioid, and in many cases, it can easily prove deadly.

5. Heroin

Everyone knows that heroin is a killer. It takes fathers, mothers, daughters, sons, brothers, it doesn’t discriminate, it can take anyone. Sadly, and quite often, people unintentionally overdose on heroin, leaving their families behind. If they don’t overdose, many of them will spend a life in the agonizing turmoil of being an addict.

6. Ketamine

Otherwise known as Special K, Ketamine can be a quite powerful hallucinogenic that can also be accopanied by paranoia. Others may end up with blood pressure and heart problems for the rest of their lives. And unfortunately, many others find it fatal.

7. AH-7921

This synthetic opioid was legal until January of this year. Many have referred to it as ‘legal heroin’ and is believed to be quite dangerous by medical experts and scientists alike. Side effects include upper respiratory arrest and gangrene.

8. Whoonga

Whoonga is actually a drug used in the treatment of HIV, however, when it is abused, it can cause vivid dreams along with a variety of other central nervous system effects. When the HIV patient abuses it, it causes mutant versions of the virus to replicate in the person’s system that is then resistant to the medicine. 

9. The Devil’s Breath

The Devil’s Breath or Scopalamine is derived from the nightshade plant that can be found in the Nothern region in South America. Typically it is a powder that can also be used as a strong poison. Many report having it blown in their face, causing them to become unable to defend themselves. The person will be unable to form memories leaving them unable to recall what happened. Most lose all sense of self control.

10. Cocaine

Crack cocaine became most popular in the 1980’s, and due to its rarity it was excessively expensive. However, many drug dealers broke it down by cooking it with baking soda and created ‘crack.’ Crack and cocaine both can destroy the liver, kidneys, lungs, blood vessels and cause untimely death.

11. LSD

An LSD experience typically lasts around 23 hours and causes hallucinations an euphoria. Unfortunately, in large doses it can cause intense delusions and increases in heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and fluid loss.

12. Opiates

Opiates are a class of drug typically used for pain relief. However, when abused, they can cause overdose, mania, upper respiratory failure and a nearly uncurable addiction. If the user is addicted, they can begin to feel the symptoms of withdrawal within hours of their last use. Withdrawal symptoms include seizures, upper respiratory failure, vomiting, shaking and pain.

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