Yes, they do have liquids that look like 5 hour energy. They will cost more and have names related to the drug culture. One example is a liquid called Vicozen.
If your kids start acting very different from normal, trying to hide stuff, feeling nauseous, having seizures, etc...talk to them about it.
Tom, I think is asking about the chemical makeup of the types sold locally and whether or not they can be tested to get a list of those ingredients.
Nausea, elevated pulse and blood pressure, vomiting, hallucinations, suicidal tendencies, agitated or violent, difficult to control, laughing uncontrollably.
Remember to treat the patient and take them to the ER if you think they need treatment. If they are so bad you can talk to them normally.....they probably need to see a doctor.
"can't talk to them normally"
We can test the local stuff at our lab and usually find out what's in it. They are finding different chemicals all the time, even if it was in the same type of packaging.
I agree, symptons vary...It depends on type of chemica, the dose used, the person, etc...
One person may look just like someone on marijuana, while someone else may become violent or suicidal.
Hopefully, continued education and making it a felony will deter most people, but you are always going to have people using this stuff no matter what they think it will do to their bodies.
Alabama: you are right, anything can be in these substances. Some have been found to contain 100 percent caffeing, while other ones were almost pure lidocaine. There is no oversight into the manufacturing process, so you have no idea what you are putting into your body.
Unfortunately we are nearing the end of our time here, Officer Wathen do you have any last thoughts or information to share?
I know there is still a lot of confusion and questions about these drugs. I continue to stress ecucation and reduction in availability to help diminish the dangers. If you have more questions, feel free to contact me by email or through the rapid city police department.
Thank you everyone for your questions and comments!
I second Paul's sentiments. Thank you for your participation, Officer Wathern. And a big thank you to everyone who has joined us today.
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