(PRWEB) November 02, 2013
Most of the world heard about the “Miami zombie” attack over Memorial Day, 2012, in which a homeless man lost much of his face to an attacker who was high on drugs. At that moment, a new drug dubbed “bath salts” was suddenly launched into high public awareness.
At that moment, the subject of new synthetic drugs became something every parent needed to know about. The threats to their children were no longer restricted to pain pills, marijuana or beer. There were now these research lab chemicals being sold as “entertaining” or “enlightening” drugs to unsuspecting customers. Some of them might be relatively harmless but others were absolutely deadly – and none of them carried warning signs to tell the customers which were which.
"Since these hazardous chemicals started being sold as recreational drugs, the chemists behind their design have not stopped developing new substances to sell," said Clark Carr, president of Narconon International. Narconon is an international non-profit organization offering drug prevention and rehabilitation services at locations around the world. "The first few bath salts and synthetic marijuana chemicals that parents may have heard of were just the beginning. Now there are hundreds of these chemicals on the illicit drug market. In fact, we long ago passed the second and even third generation of these drugs. There’s no way for law enforcement or legislators to keep up so it’s over to parents to teach their children how to stay safe."
After the Memorial Day attack, a few of these substances were outlawed immediately. In April 2013, three more drugs were added to the ban by the Drug Enforcement Administration. But US agencies have identified 158 different substances being sold on this illicit market, and in Europe, more than 200 of these drugs have been found. It is impossible for either legislation or the development of new drug tests to keep pace with the proliferation of these substances. Parents, schools, the military, police and medical personnel may not even be able to detect the use of these substances unless they can find packages of the drugs themselves. And even then, the drugs might be labeled ‘Spice’ (one brand of artificial marijuana) but who knows if that is what the package actually holds?
"Only parents can prevent disaster by educating their children very specifically on these synthetics and their harm," said Carr. "To help them, we have collected the most important information they need to know into a new education feature on our website. It's thorough and offers a parent advice on fighting back against this dangerous new trend."
The new information on the Narconon website includes a guide to dozens of the most well-known drugs on the market, the symptoms and dangers of use, and advice on how to approach youth with this information. This information can be accessed on the Narconon International website by visiting http://www.narconon.org/drug-information/synthetics.html.
"We recommend that every single parents sits down with their kids and has a very frank subject about the deadly danger of these nasty substances," concluded Carr. "It is our hope that we can help save many lives with this information."
For more information on Narconon, call 1-800-775-8750.