VIDEO: Cheap ‘Flakka’ Overtaking Cocaine On Florida Drug Scene

By  //  June 27, 2015

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Flakka surging in Florida

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The use of a dangerous synthetic cathinone drug called alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone (alpha-PDP), popularly known as “Flakka,” is surging in Florida and is also being reported in other parts of the country, according to news reports.

Alpha-PVP is chemically similar to other synthetic cathinone drugs popularly called “bath salts,” and takes the form of a white or pink, foul-smelling crystal that can be eaten, snorted, injected, or vaporized in an e-cigarette or similar device.

Vaporizing, which sends the drug very quickly into the bloodstream, may make it particularly easy to overdose.

Like other drugs of this type, alpha-PVP can cause a condition called “excited delirium” that involves hyperstimulation, paranoia and hallucinations that can lead to violent aggression and self-injury.

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The drug has been linked to deaths by suicide as well as heart attack.

It can also dangerously raise body temperature and lead to kidney damage or kidney failure.

– www.DrugAbuse.gov


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