Why Blue Blossoms and Whatever Other Legal High Comes Along Are Not Going Away Anytime Soon


Why Blue Blossoms and Whatever Other Legal High Comes Along Are Not Going Away Anytime SoonSynthetic drugs are on the rise in the United States these days, especially among troubled teens. Drugs like Blue Blossoms, Spice, and K2 are meant to mimic the effects of marijuana. Because these chemicals can be obtained in a legal manner, more and more teenagers are getting a hold of them for a legal high. Most teenagers don’t truly understand what these chemicals are made of and where they come from, and though they might have the same effect as drugs such as marijuana and ecstasy, the negative effects are much greater.

Lava Heights Academy is a residential treatment center that can help both troubled boys and girls face their drug problems and overcome them in a significant way. If you are a parent who is interested in our program and you are interested in learning more, please contact one of our Family Advocates today at 866-452-8121.

Synthetic Legal Highs and Troubled Teens

Because these chemicals are purchased legally, the belief is reinforced that these drugs are safe to consume. It’s not fully known what the addictive qualities are of these sorts of drugs, but the negative effects can include uncontrollable body movements, agitation, vomiting, increased heart rates, and seizures. Some of the more severe cases of negative side effects have included kidney failure and heart attacks.

Teenagers are naturally curious, so getting involved in drugs is more and more common. Too many adolescents are uninformed about synthetic drugs and what they can do. The side effects of these drugs aren’t fully known, but the effects that they can have on teenagers is often much more severe than marijuana. Keep track of what your kids are up to and what they are involved in. 


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