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Top 5 Scariest Drugs on Earth

  It seems that over time the media reports one scary new drug over one scary addiction. Here is our take on the 5 scariest substances out there today. Illicit methamphetamine use has been increasing throughout America since the 1980’s. From production of the drug to its comedown, it devastates users and sometimes entire communities. The production of methamphetamine may be the drug’s scariest aspect. Using highly explosive chemicals, often in tight quarters, meth can be made in any home or trailer. There are countless stories where houses have exploded within residential neighborhoods. Once the drugs are synthesized via dangerous methods, the violent chain of distribution begins. Traffickers are often organized gangs with ferocious reputations. By purchasing methamphetamine one is directly supporting violent-criminal acts.  The methamphetamine user experiences intense mania, paranoia, … Read entire article »

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Facts About Promethazine

  Promethazine is a type of phenothiazine antihistamine, and it works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain, including histamine.  Promethazine has numerous uses, such as treating allergy symptoms, preventing motion sickness, treating nausea, and vomiting or pain after surgery.  It may also be used as a sedative or sleep aid. Promethazine was first made available in the United Kingdom in 1951. What are the street names? The street names that are associated with promethazine include lean, purple sprite, sizzurp, purple drank, drank, and promo, among others.  Usually promethazine is offered in combination with codeine in the form of a cough syrup.  The cough syrup cocktail containing promethazine and codeine is mentioned by literally dozens of prolific hip-hop artists including Kanye West, Three 6 Mafia, DJ Screw, E-40, UGK,  D12, Eminem, Lil’ … Read entire article »

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Top Ten Drug Culture Myths

  Drugs have been around for as long as man.  As such there have been many myths and urban legends thrown around.  Here is a list of the Top Ten drug myths we could think of.  Feel free to add your own. Myth #1 Myth:  Pot isn’t as bad for you as cigarettes. Fact:  Marijuana smoke has more cancer-causing chemicals in it than tobacco.   Myth #2 Myth:  Coating your stomach with a greasy or milky solution will slow the absorption of alcohol and keep a person from getting drunk or sick. Fact:  The stomach cannot be “coated” to prevent alcohol absorption.  However, individuals are encouraged to eat foods rich in carbohydrates and proteins before consuming alcohol because this reduces the amount of alcohol that is absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the mucous membrane lining of the … Read entire article »

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Rodney King: Thug

  I have no pity for Rodney King and though I won’t go so far to say he “deserved to die,” I am glad that he no longer walks among us on this planet.  Talking about Rodney King is often a prohibited topic that always comes back to one thing: his excessive beating at the hands of the LAPD.  I’m going to get this one out of the way now.  Rodney King did not deserve to be beaten nearly to death by the unethical and completely inappropriate actions of four white police officers.  This was a blain tent example of excessive force?  In my opinion, yes; he had led police on a high-speed pursuit endangering the lives of hundreds and refused to submit to police requests to yield and cooperate.  Now, … Read entire article »

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KILLADELPHIA PISTOLVANIA: DRUGS AND MONEY

KILLADELPHIA PISTOLVANIA: DRUGS AND MONEY

  The murder rates are rising in cities such as Chicago and Philadelphia. In January of 2012, Philadelphia already had racked up 35 homicides, primarily in the North Philadelphia neighborhoods. Chicago’s murder rate is up by 35 percent as of June 2012. Most of this violence is attributed to gang activity in the cities most notoriously violent neighborhood. What officials are not mentioning is that most of the gang activity, shootings, and violence can be … Read entire article »

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Drug Induced Zombie Outbreak?

Drug Induced Zombie Outbreak?

As a child, one of my deepest fears was the possible impending doom brought upon by a zombie apocalypse. One was even called “Miami Zombie”, and after those two words I was prepared to strategically locate knives throughout my home. Obviously I was overreacting to the situation, and that there really was not a vast horde of flesh eating undead coming to break my door in. Nevertheless, the story is still just as disturbing, and … Read entire article »

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Midwest City, Large-Scale Problem: PCP

Midwest City, Large-Scale Problem: PCP

Kansas City, Missouri: the town settled by Mormons, intended to be a throughway westward; the starting points of the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California trails. A quaint, quiet city of just over 2 million, rich in its Irish heritage, blues and jazz music, and world famous barbeque. It is home to Hallmark Cards, AMC Theaters, the Airline History Museum, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Hidden Valley Park, and numerous Riverboat Casinos. The occupants of … Read entire article »

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Baby Boy Tests Positive for Cocaine and PCP

After noticing her 1 year old son was alarmingly more sluggish than usual, a mother rushed her son to Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago. Hospital officials immediately called the police to report the child had tested positive for cocaine and PCP. Reported as an incident of child abuse, the family was put under investigation. Investigators went to the family’s house and found an assortment of drug paraphernalia. It was reported that a witness saw the toddler chewing on a piece of aluminum foil that seemed to contain drugs on it, and left a black substance on his teeth. Phencyclidine, PCP, is a psychedelic dissociative drug that produces hallucinogenic effects. The drug can be snorted, eaten and smoked; in this case the toddler was able to obtain the tinfoil … Read entire article »

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