Bizarre Drug Trends: Cheap Highs
Bizarre Drug Trends: Oxi
Oxi, oxidado – also known as "rust", is stated to be twice as powerful as crack cocaine yet costs just a fraction of the price. What exactly is oxi? Oxi is a highly addictive hallucinogenic drug that is a blend of cocaine paste, gasoline, kerosene and quicklime. Oxi has become very popular in the Amazon region and is quickly spreading to other areas. "The difference between cocaine and oxi is like the difference between drinking beer and pure alcohol," said one federal police officer who guards the Peru-Brazil border. Officials are keeping an eye out for this drug because it could pose a threat to the United States as addicts try to find even cheaper highs.
Bizarre Drug Trends: Shamboiling
Shamboiling, also known as "bubbling," seems to be picking up momentum among teens and young adults nationwide. Shamboiling is really just bringing shampoo to a rapid boil and then inhaling the fumes which are said to give a hallucinogenic effect. This way of getting high is not a new concept, it’s most used by addicts who can’t get their drug of choice but are desperate to get their fix. If you’re not sure if your kid is a bubbler, shamboiling has a distinct smell - it is said to smell like a combination of burnt nutmeg and hair. In the meantime, it’s best to just talk to your teens about shamboiling and that it could lead to death.
Bizarre Drug Trends: Krokodil
Krocodil, also known as the poor man's heroin in Russia, is said to kill its user within just a few short years. The drug got its name because of the devastating effects it has on the body. Krocodil is injected, and wherever it is injected, the skin eventually turns a gangrenous green and becomes very scaly, much like a crocodile. Many krocodil abusers experience rotting flesh and eventually limb removal, if not death, as a result of use. Addicts not only found it highly addictive but much cheaper than heroin, which is why it’s so popular. Krocodil is basically codeine combined with other common household items such as gasoline; paint thinner, hydrochloric acid, and iodine. Fortunately for America, use of the substance has not been reported in the US but DEA officials are keeping an eye out for it.
Bizarre Drug Trends: Nutmeg
Nutmeg? Yeah, that’s what we thought too, but it’s true. Teens and young adults have been trying to get high off of this substance because of its psychoactive properties. Most users just experience nausea and vomiting, migraines, fevers; all of which really resemble the flu. In addition, a person can suffer from nutmeg poisoning if too much is ingested. This was one of those bizarre drug trends that was pretty short lived.
Bizarre Drug Trends: VHS Tea
Thought you heard of it all when it comes to your household highs? What about VHS Tea? VHS tea is a mixture of; you guessed it, a VHS tape, batteries, water, and some other household favorites. Bring all ingredients to a boil, strain, and drink. One user said that they experienced a lapse in time and space, hallucinations, mental confusion, compulsive thinking, blackouts, and later a bad hangover. To be honest, we are not even sure if this one is true, but as of now, users have reported getting high so we are going to mark this one on the list of bizarre drug trends anyway.
Bizarre Drug Trends: The Best High
When in doubt, if you don’t do drugs, you don’t have to worry about eventually getting desperate enough to actually try any of these. Most of these abused substances are done out of ignorance of product (usually teens who just don’t know any better), or addicts that are so desperate for their next fix. The harsh reality is that these teens run a great risk of death or issues later on with addiction and mental health disorders. The best high any person can get is a natural high of being clean and sober. There are millions of people across the nation that live life happy, joyous, and drug free and range from teens and to adults. If there is a drug abuse problem close to you, call us today at 1-800-861-1768, we can help.
Wrriten By: Watershed Ashling