Drugs in the Modern World
Gone are the days when drugs are bought on seedy areas of town with headlights off as you sneak some “bills” through the crack of your window for a gram of your next high. Nowadays you can buy a gram of the newest deadly drug from the comfort of your own home.
Take the latest synthetic drug called Dragonfly, a hallucinogen that is the super amped version of the famous 2C drugs. Like any hallucinogen it changes our perceptions of the world by altering our thoughts and senses. May sound like fun especially for a teenager wanting to experiment, if not for the deadly side effects of heart problems, seizures and even death. Unfortunately in the case of Dragonfly a minor overdose has all of the above mentioned side effects. In fact, the effects of the drug can last up to 3 days and has been deemed so dangerous that it has been banned in several countries like Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
The famous Dr. Oz shows us how easy it is to score Dragonfly, officially called Bromo-Dragonfly and sometimes called B-Fly by teens. Just searching Google for Dragonfly Bromo or 2C-E pulls up several websites with sellers from all over the world willing to sell you anywhere from a gram to 10 grams of this potent stuff. And the worst part, you don’t even have to leave the house, you can get them delivered right to your doorstep, how very convenient.
The problem with these synthetic and designer drugs is that they are not regulated at the federal level. The government isn’t working fast enough to pass the laws and ban these lethal drugs that pop up every year. Last year it was bath salts and this year it is B-fly, how can legislators, parents and doctors keep up?
Unfortunately teenagers experimenting with drugs aren’t a new thing. Neither is parents snooping around their bedroom or asking their friends to see if they are making the right choices. However, what happens when the generation gap of using a computer and the internet perpetuates a deadly addiction. There is no end in sight when it comes to new drugs but we do see a disturbing new trend of how the internet has made them much more accessible, to the wrong crowd.