Flakka is a very dangerous drug which is often associated with wild and violent behavior and aggression towards others, as widely reported about in the news. Flakka can also be known as bath salts and was widely used in southern states around 2011 and continues to be used today. Flakka addiction can escalate mental and physical health problems, and can even be deadly with first-time use.
Hopefully, the Flakka drug craze has passed, but it is still being used and people are getting treatment for it every day. It is in the same class as amphetamines and therefore causes people to act out in aggressive and unusually chaotic behavior.
The Dangers of Flakka Addiction
Flakka is bad clearly because of the negative impacts it can have on a person’s health, but also because of the violent and dangerous behavior, it has been known to cause. A person on flakka is capable of trying to kick through glass or attack another person simply because they think the drug makes them invincible.
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Dr. Joseph Ranieri D.O. earned his BS in Pharmacy at Temple University School of Pharmacy in 1981 and His Doctorate Degree in Osteopathic Medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1991. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine Addiction Certification. Dr. Ranieri has lectured extensively to physicians, nurses, counselors and laypeople about the Disease of Addiction throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania since 2012.