One of the newest designer drugs to hit the market is known as NBOMe
. It is a psychedelic drug which claims to have effects similar to other hallucinogens
. However, NBOMe is being called one of the most dangerous synthetic drugs available and is linked to a number of deaths across the nation.
According to Rick Allen, Director of the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency, “All it takes is one little slip up, one little dip too much, and someone could overdose and die from it.”
How the designer drug NBOMe sold
According to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the drug is being sold as a powder or liquid solution. It is also found soaked onto blotter paper or laced into food items. The drug is being marketed online and also being sold via word of mouth. It is most commonly marketed to young adults in school areas
with a majority of those being seen in the hospital aged just 15 to 16 years old.
Effects of NBOMe
While the drug claims to have similar effects to LSD, officials are warning that it is far more potent and deadly. Effects of the drug tend to last 6 to 10 hours, with some users reporting durations longer than 12 hours. Small amounts of the drug can cause seizures, cardiac and respiratory arrest and even death. NBOMe is a relatively new substance and little is known about its long term risks or how it will interact with other substances. It is a highly potent serotonin agonist and there are numerous reports of deaths and significant injuries due to the use of the drug. Law officials have reported encounters with users who are aggressive and uncooperative leading to increased concerns about health and safety. NBOMe is a dangerous substance and one of the newest “designer” drugs to hit the market. It is incredibly powerful and can lead users to experience a number of serious side effects
including seizures or death.