In the morass of 21st-century drug addiction epidemics in the U.S., steroid abuse seems like just another problem that we have to contend with. The issue is a bit grimmer than that though.
Every year it seems there is a new drug on the scene to have to learn about, and khat is probably the most recent one to crop up in the United States. Khat is actually a naturally occurring substance, a plant in fact. But when one chews, smokes, or consumes the leaves of the khat plant, the plant produces an amphetamine-like effect on the user.
We made a mistake with pharmaceutical drugs, and the sooner we can recognize that the sooner we can begin really fixing the problem. The mistake was that we accepted prescription drugs as a “legitimate solution” for physiological difficulties, physical pain, and mental duress.
We’ve all heard the stories and seen the news reports of the infallible, flesh-eating, “zombie drug” bath salts that came on the drug scene in 2010. This drug was extremely blown out of proportion by the media, making it look like the drug literally turned people into zombies. Classic media aggrandization at its finest.
This could be one for the history books of just what drug users will go through to get a fix. Though it has not yet become a nationwide epidemic like other drug problems are, there have been many reported cases coming in across the nation of people abusing bug sprays to get high. Yes.
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Florida. It's the Sunshine State, vacation hotspot, retirement state, and one of the nicest places to live. What most people do not know about Florida, however, is the fact that this state was one of the top states in the nation for prescription drug addiction.