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.



Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.