This drug is spreading through the US and its effects are terrifying
A drug known as "Flakka" is spreading through Florida and authorities are concerned about its extreme effects. The scientific name is "alpha-PVP and it is a highly addictive, synthetic stimulant that causes extreme paranoia, delusion and aggression.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Florida is heavily hit by the use of the drug, which has replaced crack cocaine, but its use is expanding in other states as well, with cases in Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio. The effects of the drug are particularly shocking and a number of videos that witnesses have shot are showing users affected by its influence as you can see here:
USA Today described what a user felt like while addicted to the synthetic drug:
She lost feeling in her fingertips. Her hands turned raw and scaly, almost black. She was convinced her old man talked to people through the vents, that strangers lurked outside and that she was once in a high-speed chase — sirens blaring — with the law. She stayed awake for nine straight days, rarely ate and drank even less. A stench clung to her body. In the shower, she could feel something seep out of the pores in her face. She never could get clean enough.