The drug scene is always changing, and often some of the first people to experiment with new substances are young people. But drugs can cause serious problems in young people’s lives. Here are four drugs that teenagers and young adults will probably have to face in 2015:
E-Cigarettes, vapor pens, and vaporizers are devices that don’t produce smoke or tar in the same way that normal cigarettes do, so the impression for many people is that they are safe. The problem is that so little research has been done on the effects of nicotine vapor that no one really knows what the long term health consequences will be. Presently, many people are ingesting huge amounts of highly addictive nicotine every day while under the impression that they aren’t doing harm to their bodies.
In 2013, recreational marijuana use was legalized in the states of Washington and Colorado. In 2015, Oregon and Alaska will join that list. Not only will pot use rise in those states, it will also increase in states that haven’t yet legalized it. That means there will be more people with pot, more people using pot, and more THC products for young people to try. Marijuana can interfere with people getting jobs and fulfilling their obligations. So even though it’s becoming legal, it doesn’t mean using it is without consequences.
Molly is another form of the drug MDMA, also known as ecstasy. Molly isn’t just found in the dance club anymore, it’s reaching many different demographics. The problem with all synthetic illegal drugs is that it’s impossible for average users to know the purity or dosage they’re receiving. Molly kills several young people every year because they don’t know what they’re putting into their bodies.
Mexican cartels have brought a new variety of heroin into the country that is purer than the heroin of the 1970s. This new, pure heroin can be snorted or smoked, depending on the form it comes in. That means people don’t have to use scary needles to get their fix. On top of that, the cartels have found ways to distribute the drugs to the farthest, most obscure points on the map.
These drugs may not be new, but the way they are being used and distributed is. If drug addiction has already started to control your life, you can find help. Banyan Treatment Center is one of the most experienced rehab facilities in Florida. Contact Banyan for health insurance and admission information today.