New Drug Named "Smiles" Is Linked To Teen Deaths

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The kid was reportedly "shaking, growling, and foaming at the mouth."

That led to him smashing his head against the ground.

Two hours later, he was dead.

No, it's not a scene from American Horror Story.

It was a real-life occurrence in Grand Forks, North Dakota--and if you love irony, the drug the guy was on is called "Smiles"!

That's the street term for 2C-1, the latest hallucinogen that's sweeping the nation, as bath salts take a back burner, as it were.

In some cases, "Smiles" is a sensory assault that seems to make things psychedelic and pseudo-profound, until the images get really ugly and horrifying--sort of like the last Oliver Stone film.

I hate to become a hectoring mix of Nancy Reagan and the narrator of Reefer Madness, but I'd recommend staying away from this.

Even if you like that sort of thing.



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19 comments
Ron P
Ron P

Stories like this turn me instantly into a crotchety old man: 'What's wrong with kids today? Back in my day we'd smoke a joint, do an occasional line in a bathroom stall - and if we were lucky enough to run into some hippies we'd get some 'shrooms.  But almost nobody ever had to go to the hospital, ate another person's face or died!'

SamPappySpiderman
SamPappySpiderman

Drug abuse, Cease and Desist. Iron Maiden pimp, Cease and Desist.

Visitor
Visitor

What's sad about this, is that this is one of many examples where people are using something dangerous as a direct and immediate result of the illegalization of a safer drug; in this case, 2C-B, which had no history of killing anyone, or even a known LD-50.

foodepedia
foodepedia

@Zacharycohen us old acid fanciers seem pretty tame by today's standards.

JKNYC
JKNYC

Musto, lets get Michael Alig and James St. James back and introduce SMILES to the Avenue and 1Oak crowd. These Wall Street guys got boat load of wad after the bailouts. We all can retire and live in our East Village Condo's drinking Cosmos.

bethesda
bethesda

And yes, I will stay away from Smiles. I don't even like people who write ;)

bethesda
bethesda

The way you manage to be simultaneously serious and witty is quite an achievement.

Zacharycohen
Zacharycohen

@foodepedia acid makes sense, this new shit doesnt

Zacharycohen
Zacharycohen

@foodepedia nah, acid is still the king of drugs. this shit is just banana town crazy. drugs for today's nonsensical times.

foodepedia
foodepedia

@Zacharycohen thats all right then, chews blotter pensively.

foodepedia
foodepedia

@Zacharycohen and kids today think they take drugs? we TOOK drugs

Zacharycohen
Zacharycohen

@foodepedia ever seen flirting with disaster? Great dosing scene in that one.

foodepedia
foodepedia

@Zacharycohen thass a bit hardcore, blotters were a bit more civilised

Zacharycohen
Zacharycohen

@foodepedia course that was that time i got dosed accidentally on, lets say about 10 hits, and tripped for 36 hours straight

Zacharycohen
Zacharycohen

@foodepedia I've done that! one drop in each eye. bye bye!

foodepedia
foodepedia

@Zacharycohen 'jab it right in your eyeballs' as the attorney said

Zacharycohen
Zacharycohen

@foodepedia i always preferred liquid. found paper hurt my back more.

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