The drugs contain dangerous chemicals. The number of ER visits have risen notably in the last couple of years due to these substances.
Some of the dangers they cause are:
- Psychotic reactions / paranoid delusions
Synthetic drugs are easily accessible and legal; therefore, kids tend to believe these are safe and an alternative to illegal drug use.
Scare tactics usually don't work (you will die) when talking to teenagers. Do talk to you kids and educate them regarding the harmful effects along with staying drug free overall.
Parenting Challenge: Educate yourself regarding these drugs. Know what they are, street names and what they look like. If drug use is suspected, find evidence address immediately.
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