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Wet Drugs: What Are They and Are They Dangerous?

Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug? Plus 4 Other Myths

Wet drugs are a relatively new trend. They are also known as “fry” drugs and have a high level of addiction among users. More than that, wet drugs can even lead to aggressive and even deadly behaviors that impact not only the users but people around too.

So, what are wet drugs exactly?

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What Are Wet Drugs?

Wet drug refers to marijuana cigarettes that have been dipped in chemicals like formaldehyde or phencyclidine (PCP). In some instances, the joints are coated in these substances. Regular cigarettes can also be used for this technique and turned into wet drugs.

The problem is that the substances used, such as phencyclidine, is a synthetic drug that causes hallucinations. Initially was patented as an anesthetic, but due to its severe side effects, it has been banned.

Consequences of Using "Wet" Marijuana Cigarettes

The consequences of using wet drugs can vary depending on the quantity a person uses and the chemical makeup. Being illegally manufactured, there is no exact way of indicating the components of this chemical and if it contains other chemicals too, and what they would be. Effects of the wet drug use include:

  • Delusions
  • Anxiety
  • Violent behavior
  • Dissociation
  • Extreme adrenaline high
  • Feelings of detachment from reality
  • Euphoria
  • Hallucinations
As you can see, wet drugs have a strong impact on the users’ mental health and regular and intense use can also cause addiction.

Are Wet Drugs Dangerous?

Phencyclidine, also known as PCP, has already been established as a dangerous substance, which is why it's banned. But because this substance that is used to dip marijuana and regular cigarettes in is manufactured under no regulations, there is no clear way to tell what the other components are and what has been used to create PCP.

And with that in mind, the danger of using this drug can vary, and it can even be fatal.

These are a few of the dangerous side effects of wet drugs:

  • Less ability to feel pain
  • Impaired perception of taking risks
  • Aggressive or violent behavior
  • Schizophrenia-like symptoms
  • Delusions and paranoia
  • Delusions that can lead to accidents and self-injury
  • Memory loss
  • Blackouts
  • Impaired coordination
  • Respiratory failure

Now It's the Time to Get Help!

The use of wet drugs has long-term side effects on a person’s mental health, and even physical health as it can also lead to cancer, seizures, lung damage, or even coma.

Following a detox and rehab program can help you regain your life. If you are addicted to wet drugs, then it's best to ask for professional help in a controlled environment. You will need to learn the right coping skills to manage withdrawal symptoms. Moreover, the therapy sessions at the center, as well as the support from the colleagues there, can make a significant difference in your recovery journey.

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