Flakka in South Florida they Call it the “Devil’s Drug”

Flakka in South Florida they Call it the “Devil’s Drug”

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An emergency room doctor calls it as “five-dollar insanity.” A rehab director says it’s the “devil’s drug.”flakka

On the street, it’s known as flakka — a synthetic crystal imported from China that is wreaking havoc in South Florida and threatening to spread its misery and profits across the country.

It’s cheap, crazily addictive and terrifying. A single dose smoked, swallowed or snorted can give a user a potent but fleeting rush — or turn them into a paranoid zombie with superhuman strength and off-the-charts vital signs.flakka

In the 14 months since the epidemic began in Broward County, 60 people have died. Hospitals are getting dozens of patients a day. And some nights, half the calls to police are flakka-related emergencies.

Image: Sgt. Ozzy Tianga and a deputy handcuff a man suspected of being under the influence of flakka
Broward Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Ozzy Tianga and a deputy handcuff a man suspected of being under the influence of flakka so he can be transported to a hospital on June 17, 2015 in Pompano Beach, Fla. Joe Raedle

Homeland Security has a Florida unit devoted to the drug, and United Way of Broward County launched a multi-agency task force to crack down on the scourge.

“If we don’t get it right here, it’s going to explode,” United Way chief executive Kathleen Cannon said.

Floridians say it’s the worst drug crisis they have seen since the crack-cocaine epidemic of the 1980s. First responders describe nightmarish scenes with users running naked into traffic or impaling themselves on fences.

Read More: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/devils-drug-flakka-driving-florida-insane-n471531

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