Identifying Street Drugs & Paraphernalia
The Kansas City Missouri Police Department thought it would be good to have pictures of street drugs and paraphernalia that we find out on the streets. That way parents/ people can identify them and be aware if loved ones may be using.
Rohypnol (roofies) and GHB are central nervous system depressants. Whether going to a party or on a trip with friends, it is important that everyone be aware of roofies and GHB, how these drugs are used and how to protect yourself. While often associated with alcoholic beverages, these drugs can also be slipped into a non-alcoholic drink. www.jacksongov.or...
How Drug Dealers Target Our Kids - Without drug users, drug dealers would go out of business. Because they need there to be a demand for the illegal drugs they produce and traffic, dealers are continually looking to attract more "customers" -- to get more people "hooked on their junk." Ecstasy pills made to look like children's chewable vitamins Ecstasy pills made to look like children's chewable vitamins. www.jacksongov.or...
It's a question just about every parent will ask: "How can I tell if my child is using drugs or alcohol?" Changes in mood or attitudes, including unusual temper outbursts, changes in sleeping habits, hobbies or other interests are common in teens. So, what should you look for? Look for signs of depression, withdrawal, carelessness with grooming or hostility. www.jacksongov.or...
Ecstasy - What is it? Ecstasy's medical name is MDMA (methylenedioxy-methamphetamine). It is a synthetic, mind-altering drug that acts both as a stimulant and a hallucinogenic. Research shows that many Ecstasy tablets contain a number of other drugs that can be dangerous when combined, including methamphetamine, ketamine, cocaine, DXM and the diet drug ephedrine.
K2 - Synthetic Marijuana - K2 is known as fake pot or fake marijuana and sold with brand names like K2 Blonde, K2 Summit, Spice, Spice Gold, Spice Silver, Spice Diamond, Zohai, Yucatan Fire and Genie and other names. K2 and similar products are made in Korea and China and sold as incense or potpourri. These fake marijuana products can be bought on the internet, smoke shops and found in the incense sections. Store owners have said kids are buying so much that they cannot keep it on the shelves.
PCP (Phencyclidine) - PCP is a "dissociative" drug, distorting perceptions of sight and sound and producing feelings of detachment. Users can experience several unpleasant psychological effects, with symptoms mimicking schizophrenia (delusions, hallucinations, disordered thinking, extreme anxiety).
Hand sanitizer is the latest in a string of household products used to induce intoxication, and it has public health officials worried, as a few squirts of hand sanitizer could equal a couple of shots of hard liquor. Young people can buy pocket-size bottles, which can be the equivalent of two-three shots of hard liquor, or huge tubs at most markets and stores. Treat hand sanitizers "like we treat any medication in the home as far as safety is concerned.
Hand sanitizer is the latest in a string of household products used to induce intoxication, and it has public health officials worried, as a few squirts of hand sanitizer could equal a couple of shots of hard liquor. Liquid hand sanitizer is 62 to 65 percent ethyl alcohol, orethanol, the main ingredient in beer, wine and spirits, making it 120-proof. To compare, a bottle of vodka is 80-proof. Teenagers use salt to break up the alcohol from the sanitizer to get a more powerful dose.
Hand sanitizer is the latest in a string of household products used to induce intoxication, and it has public health officials worried, as a few squirts of hand sanitizer could equal a couple of shots of hard liquor. "This is a rapidly emerging trend," Dr. Cyrus Rangan, medical toxicology consultant for Children's Hospital Los Angeles, said in a news conference today. About 2,600 cases have been reported in California since 2010, but it's become a national problem.