Most kids will try some kind of a drug before the age of 20. For the kids that do not have access or the means to buy drugs, they will use other drug methods to catch a buzz. It is important for parents to stress the seriousness of using drugs or other methods of getting high. Kids need to understand the potential consequence of lifelong problems from drug use. Listed below are 10 dangerous ways kids get high.
Bath salts contain chemicals like mephedron and methylone which can be as potent as cocaine or crystal meth. Hallucinations, irregular heart beat and death due to heart failure are side effects from using bath salt as a drug.
This synthetic version of marijuana also known as K2 has sprayed chemicals on the plant matter. Some of the side effects include loss of motor control, seizures and extreme paranoia.
Soaking Tampons in Alcohol
This method is more common in kids younger than 17 which involved inhaling household chemicals to get high.
Eyeballing consists of absorbing alcohol into the small blood vessels in the eye.
Mixing cough syrup with soda and some kind of candy that induces quick relaxation and stress relief.
The drug Dextromethorphan is found in many over-the-counter cough medicines.
Parents should be careful where they store their prescription drugs because this method involves parties taking large amounts of prescription medications.
This method can lead to death or permanent brain damage from extended periods of oxygen deprivation. Choking is the use of asphyxiation in order to bring about a short high.