(PRWEB) March 13, 2014
Synthetic drugs like “bath salts” and Spice have been making headlines for the past few years as these and other new drugs result in hospitalizations and deaths. A new and deadly drug is being reported in Europe, and Narconon International believes it should provide updated information to the public.
The new drug is nicknamed “4-methyl-euphoria.” It is currently legal in Europe. As reported by the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction out of Lisbon, Portugal, this drug is a derivative of 4-methylaminorex, a listed illegal drug with a strongly stimulant effect similar to methamphetamine. Already, 4-methyl-euphoria is blamed for 18 deaths in the UK and 8 more in Hungary. It is being sold in both powder and tablet form. The tablets can come in any shape or color.
The drug kills in a manner similar to other illicit stimulants on the market: severe overheating, agitation, difficulty breathing, and cardiac arrest.
“Drug dealers will tell the most flagrant lies to get a person to buy his newest handful of pills,” said Clark Carr, president of Narconon International. “They’ll talk about how long a pill ‘will last’ or how ‘great’ the experience will be. Somehow they fail to mention that the buyer may die. In our work to eliminate drug abuse and addiction, we want to make sure that the public know about this threat. Sadly, nowadays it does not take long for these drugs to arrive here from Europe.”
Carr noted that the Narconon International website that provides public information on drugs and recovery has been updated to include information on 4-methyl-euphoria. That information can be found at this link: http://www.narconon.org/drug-abuse/stimulants/synthetics.html
“We have also created a complete Guide on Synthetic Drug Dangers, including information on their deadly effects and advice on how to prevent children from abusing them,” said Carr. “Families can download this guide and follow its step-by-step suggestions for educating youth on the risks.” The family guide is available at this web address: http://www.narconon.org/drug-abuse/synthetics/what-you-can-do.html
For more information on Narconon drug rehabilitation or prevention, call 1-800-775-8750.