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2C-I or 'Smiles': The New Killer Drug Every Parent Should Know About

2C-I--known by its eerie street name "Smiles"--has become a serious problem in the Grand Forks area, according to local police. Overdoses of the drug have also be reported in Indiana and Minnesota. But if the internet is any indication, Smiles is on the rise all over the country.
It's a synthetic drug that Users have reported a speedy charge along with intense visual and aural hallucinations that can last anywhere from hours to days.
Smiles, a new drug popular with teens, has been linked to recent overdoses. (photo via described the 17-year-old boy as "shaking, growling, foaming at the mouth." According to police reports, Elijah Stai was at a McDonald's with his friend when he began to feel ill. Soon after, he "started to smash his head against the ground" and began acting "possessed," according to a witness. Two hours later, he had stopped breathing.

The Grand Forks, North Dakota teenager's fatal overdose has been blamed on a drug called 2C-I. The night before Stai's overdose, another area teen, Christian Bjerk, 18, was found face down on a sidewalk. His death was also linked to the drug.

I was lucky at that young age. I didn't like 714's. I liked diet pills (speed)& Pot.

Know your teenager !


sorta looks like coke !


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  •  This does seem to be the logical outcome (3+ / 0-)
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    eeff, Horace Boothroyd III, Alma

    of the meth craze. Once people realized you could cook up batches of drugs in the kitchen experimentations with other drugs was going to happen. What's interesting is the use of social media to spread the message.

    If we got Mitt to be slightly less dishonest and gave him some personality he could pass as a used car salesman.

    by ontheleftcoast on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 08:52:06 AM PDT

    •  after reading farther into the story (3+ / 0-)

      I saw this

      "They do something that is called 'uncoupling." Mowry told an Indianapolis news station this month. "Basically, their muscles get to the point they cannot uncontract, so they sort of get rigid and then your temperature goes up really high and if you don't treat them really aggressively, those people usually end up dying."
      •  Note they really don't even understand what the (2+ / 0-)
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        drug is doing to the body. They can see the outcome of the use, but what triggers the muscles to do that? Is it a toxin? Is it a neurotransmitter? What causes it? This is kids and adults using their bodies as lab rats.

        If we got Mitt to be slightly less dishonest and gave him some personality he could pass as a used car salesman.

        by ontheleftcoast on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 09:03:54 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  Read a very interesting article over at Vice. (2+ / 0-)
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    eeff, Alma

    Their resident pharmacologist, um, a dude who downs any drug in mass quantities he can find, interviewed a fellow who synthisizes chemicals, or at least did before he went to prison. Very good article about how the drug manufacturing scene has changed dramatically recently. Most drugs are made in China apparently. At least the guys over here were doing a little quality control. Not over there.

    Plus it seems that many checmicals can be purchased directly off the tubes today.

    One assumes that folks who pound the street with their noggins have ingested the wrong dosage. Otherwise, who would use it if the outcome was known to be so horrific?

    The designers are working to stay one step ahead of authorities. I think the "2-C" iteration has been part of many drugs. The laws cant imagine whta will show up next.

    And 714's beat speed and pot any day.

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