I’ll be honest with you: I have never tried a real drug before in my life. With the exception of marijuana and hash. Which I did in high school, but haven’t done in several years now. I really don’t like the concept, or the feel of drugs. The idea that something is going to alter my brain chemistry in such a way that I literally will not be able to think like myself, or to control anything that I think or do, leaves me uneasy. And slightly terrified. And, throwing in another piece of honesty here, I’ve always kinda imagined that, if someone was going to take a drug and then jump off a 20-story building cause they think they can fly, it’ll probably be me. So, to stay alive and avoid being broken, either mentally or physically, for life, I just say no to drugs. However, I’m not preachy or judgy about it. If you ask me my opinion I’ll tell ya. If you’re doing something that will endanger you, or people around you, I’ll speak up. And if you’re going to do drugs, I will not leave myself in a position where you can harm me in any way. Other than that, I’m all about live and let live.
However, this new trend of designer drugs sweeping the nations is from another planet. When you check out the videos below, you’ll see what I mean. Not that I thought people trying to sell their babies for crack or their bodies for some smack was cute or anything, but WTF are these new drugs turning otherwise decent human beings into? From terribly dangerous health positions to violence and cannibalism, it seems like people are willing to literally put themselves in the position to eat, or be eaten, alive all to get a fix. If you’re out of the loop because you live in a cave on mars, under a rock, with your fingers in your ears and your eyes wide shut, let me introduce you to the top 5 most destructive designer drugs that society is being exposed to. It’ll horrify you.
WARNING: Some of the following videos are extremely graphic and disturbing in nature or content. In fact, many have an age restriction on them in YouTube for their adult content. If you are sensitive to disturbing or graphic imagery, please refrain from watching the videos. And please screen all videos before sharing them with children. Thank you.
5. Special K
I had a boyfriend when I was a teenager who had more than a little love affair with mind altering substances. With the exception of alcohol, he didn’t really have a drug of choice. However, he didn’t have a drug he’d say no to either. I’ll never forget the call during 4th period that said “Baby, come and find me. I don’t know where I am, I’m downtown somewhere. I didn’t come home last night cause I took too much K and I haven’t been able to move my body, my arms or anything, in 8 hours. And they all think it’s hilarious. Come save me!”
Yes, my stupid ass went downtown, at 16, to go find and save him. So I have a hero complex. Shut. Up. ANYWAY, check out what this drug can do to you (or your children).
When I first met my friend over a decade ago, she was just over a meth addiction. At the time, I really didn’t think meth addicts were real…I know that sounds silly, but the whole premise of meth just sounded so implausible to me, especially for young North Americans…besides, for people who wanted to ruin their lives and become addicts, wasn’t there already crack and heroin to choose from?
I think probably the scariest parts of her stories (to me, at least) were the facts that you’d be awake for weeks, no eating and no sleeping, and then you could crash and sleep for a week straight. And nothing could wake you up. Think about how horrific that could be- you could fall asleep outside in a blizzard and die from exposure. You could fall asleep in some drug house and 20 men a day could rape you and you wouldn’t even budge or be aware enough when you finally came to to realize what had happened. *shivers*
The second thing was the fact that the meth would come out of your pores…literally. Like, little smokeable crystals would come out of your skin. And, needing another hit, you could just dig the crystals out of your face and smoke them. And they would get you high. Apparently not as high as a non-face meth hit, but still. Can you imagine how completely altered your mind would have to be to think any of that is ok? And that’s not even the worst of it. Check these videos out and see for yourself.
3. K2 a.k.a. Spice a.k.a. Synthetic Marijuana
Seriously, when I first caught wind of this, I thought it was referring to, like, oregano leaves that someone passed off as weed. I swear I did lol. But the reality was no laughing matter. A completely legal substance, though labelled “not for human consumption”, children can walk into the store and pick some up. And the results of smoking some of this can be instantly disastrous. It can even lead to committing some of the most vile, inhumane acts. Something that sounds so harmless can ruin your life in heartbeat. Watch on.
2. Bath Salts
I don’t care WHAT cave you live in in what solar system. You must have heard about this. Luckily, I’ve only heard of it through media accounts. When a friend first told me about it, I laughed..like, seriously? Kids are sniffing mom’s bath salts to get high now? Are they going after her hair spray and nail polish, too? But then she showed me the video footage of exactly how altered a mind state these “bath salts” that have such innocent street names can really give you. It can literally strip you of your humanity, and have you do things that are not only out of character, they are out of species. I swear, I was terrified for a while to leave my house…what if one of them is out there…waiting for MY face????
This shit is unbelievable. I mean, it really, truly is. What I keep wondering as I watch the accounts is…why in the HELL would you agree to ever even try this drug?? I don’t care how cheap the thing is, I don’t care how accessible, I don’t even care how strung out and irrational you are…the thing that, with one hit, begins to eat you from the inside out is NEVER an option. Just, never. Now, the scary thing is that, if you’re an IV heroin user, you could literally be screwed into taking it…and all it takes is one hit. Just one. And you’ll have a permanent piece of you gone to remember why drugs are bad. This one is terrifying. If you add this one to bath salts…there literally would be zombie people walking around.
Are you SEEING all of this?
Are you processing this?
I don’t care how much life sucks or what’s happened to you. Risking any of the above is just not worth it. At least with smoking and drinking, you can convince yourself that any repercussions against your life are in the distant future. You can convince yourself you’ll be one of the lucky ones. But with all of these? Seems like there really isn’t any lucky ones. It’s not worth your life. And it’s not worth your kids life.
If you have children, make sure you are talking to them about drugs. And no, the whole conversation can’t be “you don’t do drugs cause I say so and they’re bad and I’ll whoop your ass if you ever do!”. It just can’t be. They need to really, truly be informed. Because curiosity killed the cat…well, either it was curiosity, or the guy on K2…the jury is still out on that one.
Please, people. Seek Jesus. Seek counselling. Find SOMETHING. Just… not this. This isn’t the way. The repercussions are too dear. And how would you ever live with yourself knowing you ate the neighbors dog, or the homeless man’s face. Some things in life you can’t take back. Don’t let this be one of them.
Wow, I’m having a very serious week this week, huh?