Parents Beware: 6 Deadly Things Teenagers Are Using To Get High These Days Parents Beware: 6 Deadly Things Teenagers Are Using To Get High These Days
One of the very good and bad things about being a teenager is being fearless. It is absolutely adorable to watch your baby grow... Parents Beware: 6 Deadly Things Teenagers Are Using To Get High These Days
One of the very good and bad things about being a teenager is being fearless. It is absolutely adorable to watch your baby grow through the years with so much curiosity about the world but its can be scary when this curiosity starts lead your once innocent child down paths that he or she might have difficulty returning from. As parents  it is our responsibility to provided for our kid and protect them (even from themselves) more so you can only protect your children from dangers you know about. So here are 6 deadly things teenagers are using to get high these days.

1. Inhalants

aerosol can
Some teens inhale household products like glue, Freon, aerosol sprays, cleaning fluids, gas from whipped cream cans, and even mothballs for a high that makes them feel drunk. It can be addictive, but inhaling even once can cause brain damage or death. The fumes can cause heart failure or clog your lungs so you can’t breathe.

2. Cough Syrup

teen pouring cough syrup
Many parents don’t think twice about having over-the-counter cough syrup at home. But if you take a lot at once, it can alter your thoughts or make you feel like you’ve left your body. You can become addicted. Too much can also slow your heartbeat and breathing, especially if you mix it with alcohol. You can die from it.

3. Nitrites

man sniffing popper
A special type of inhalants called nitrites, sometimes called “poppers” or “snappers,” provide a different kind of high. They can boost sexual pleasure because of how they dilate blood vessels. Like all inhalants, they can cause death or brain damage, even for first-time users. They’re also linked to the spread of sexual diseases like HIV and hepatitis, because people who focus on getting high may not practice safe sex.

4. Alcohol Tampons

wet tampon
Some curious teens (female and male) may try to get drunk without drinking alcohol. They may soak tampons in vodka, then put them in their vaginas or rectums. There’s no proof that this works. What’s more, the vodka may burn sensitive vaginal or rectal tissue. In rare cases, it has caused colitis.

If teens get alcohol poisoning this way, without alcohol on their breath, ER doctors may not know what’s causing the problem, so treatment may be delayed — and alcohol poisoning can cause death.

 

5. Bath Salts

bath salts
This powder that comes in small packets, also called synthetic cathinones, isn’t really for putting in the bath. Teens swallow, snort, or inject it. It can cause a feeling of joy or boost sex drive. But it could also make you feel drunk, get violent, or lose touch with reality. It’s addictive and can cause strong symptoms of withdrawal. Thousands visit the ER each year for things like chest pain, a racing heart, panic attacks, and hallucinations after using bath salts. Some die.

6. Motion Sickness Pills

teen holding motion sickness pills
Teens take large doses of motion sickness pills for a high that may make them hallucinate. But too much of this OTC drug can make you violent or out of touch with reality, cause memory loss, or make you unable to speak or control your bladder. It’s not clear how many pills will produce a high or how many will kill you.

 

 

Source: Webmd

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  • Jamie

    2017-06-03 #1 Author

    People need to pay more attention to they kids man

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    • Amya

      2017-06-05 #2 Author

      This is very interesting but an eye opener

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  • Cookie

    2017-06-03 #3 Author

    That’s neat I will try this

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  • Shakima Tyrell

    2017-06-03 #4 Author

    It’s very important that we teach our kids the right things to do as they venture out as adults in this cruel world. All we can do as parents is our absolute best and hope that that can take what was taught and be leaders.

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  • Jo

    2017-06-04 #5 Author

    Oh no. This is terrible

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  • Natalie Brizuela

    2017-06-04 #6 Author

    I pray for our kids and families!!!

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  • Shaleh Jefferson

    2017-06-04 #7 Author

    This is crazy. People do anything these days

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  • Shaleh Jefferson

    2017-06-04 #8 Author

    Sickening. Sad to see what kinds of things people do for drugs.

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  • Janette

    2017-06-04 #9 Author

    Smh doesn’t make any sense

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  • Teejayy

    2017-06-04 #10 Author

    All These Are Terrible Smfh

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  • Corin

    2017-06-04 #11 Author

    Yes this is so true my sixteen year old smokes weed and he thinks it’s cool he’s​ in jail right now cause he was drunk so yeah

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  • Tamara

    2017-06-04 #12 Author

    Being a mother of a 17 year old… This is horrifying! Thankngod my daughter knows better!

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  • Diamond

    2017-06-05 #13 Author

    This is crazy, this is very unsafe and dangerous.

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  • Musa Linda

    2017-06-05 #14 Author

    Your comment parents should be aware of these substances they might look cool to kids, but the bad thing is that they are addictive and can make harm in ones life.

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  • Daysha palmer

    2017-06-05 #15 Author

    Soo sad that children this generation don’t have proper guidance and positive role models..

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  • Yam Asi

    2017-09-20 #16 Author

    Parents should pay attention to their children and be there to remind them of the rights and wrongs, the good and the bad. They need is not just financially bit more specially for the unconditional love and care we could give them.

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