A new drug called cheese drug or cheese heroin has become an epidemic throughout the nation. This drug is easily available and popular among young people. Unfortunately, the cheese drug can be deadly and produce a number of health effects. Cheese heroin is a mixture of over the counter cold medicine such as Tylenol PM and black tar heroin. Black tar heroin is manufactured mainly in Mexico. This drug is more affordable and has lower purity.
The cheese drug is mixed with cold medicine which contains acetaminophen, Analgesic, and diphenhydramine. Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine, hypnotic and sedative. The end result is a beige powder which looks like parmesan cheese. Users snort the cheese drug through a ballpoint pen or straw. This mixture is wrapped in a scrap of notebook generally sold for $2. A gram of cheese heroin may cost $10. These prices are apparently attracting the younger crowd.
The new drug can be dangerous due to a number of factors. First, it combines heroin, an addictive depressant, with other drugs that may also slow down the nervous system. When cheese heroin is combined with other depressants such as alcohol, it can produce dangerous affects. Acetaminophen, for example, can cause severe liver damage. Diphenhydramine, on the other hand, can cause delirium, hallucinations, and confusion.
Long-term use of this drug can lead to tolerance and dependence. This drug is also called starter heroin because it can start an addiction leading to other more expensive methods. Cheese heroin is targeting the youngest population. This can pose a problem since kids are not aware about the dangerous effects this drug can produce.
The symptoms of use associated with this drug may include euphoria, sleepiness, disorientation, lethargy, hunger, and drowsiness. When users try to withdraw from it they may experience chills, nausea, anxiety, headache, disassociation, disorientation, and agitation. If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction to any of these drugs, call 386-206-3250 and discover which drug treatment programs or drug rehab centers may be beneficial to assist you.
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