Martin and Chris were not friends, but they lived next door to each other. Chris had been given Synthetic Marijuana by someone on the football team. He figured this Marijuana was just the same as any other Marijuana he had used in the past. Chris smoked it while sitting on the front steps. Within minutes of trying the drug Chris started screaming, and screaming, and screaming. Martin heard the noise and rushed to his front door to see what was going on. When he realized the problem, he held Chris down on the ground, and called the police from his mobile phone. The ambulance came and took Chris to the hospital; he was fortunate, Chris got to the hospital in time, his life was saved. The next day while he was in the hospital, he was watching the news and heard that two people died from marijuana that was laced with some kind of chemicals. Now, Martin and Chris are best friends and they made a vow to never touch any kind of drugs again.

Please keep in mind marijuana can be treated with several chemicals that can kill you. I know life can get you down sometimes and we just want something to help us forget or just make us feel good. Here are a few things that may help and I know this may sound corny to you right now but try it!

1. When you're feeling down do something nice for someone else, that usually makes you feel better too.
2. Think of something that you're interested in and find a book on it to learn more about it.
3. Talk with your mother, dad, uncle, aunt, Pastor, someone older that you admire and that's positive.
Like I said I know it sounds corny but just give it a try.

Here is a list of some of the designer street drugs that teens and young adults are using today:

1.) 2C-E is a psychedelic phenethylamin of the 2C-X family (also called "magical half -dozen"). This drug is known to have strong visuals and intense body load. Its physical effects are: Nausea, Raised Heart Rate, Euphoria, and Pupil Dilation. Its cognitive effects are: Empathy, Love, Increased Libido, and Ego Death. Finally, its visual effects are: Drifting (melting), Tracers, Color Enhancement, and Hallucinations.
2.) Synthetic Marijuana or K2 - Spice is just one of a group of drugs called "new psychoactive substance" or (NPS). K2 is considered a mind altering substance. Its effects are: Altered Perception, Everything Mood, Confusion, Hallucinations, and Extreme Anxiety.
3.) Bath Salts or Cathinones is a stimulant that brings on Hallucinations and Aggression. The effects can last up to four hours. During this time you can experience: Raised Heart Rate, Elevated Blood Pressure, Sleep Deprivation, Anxiety, Euphoria, Alertness, Nose Bleeds, Agitation, and you will not feel hungry.
4.) Oxycodone or its street name "Oxy" is a prescription opiate analgesic or painkiller. It changes the way the body/brain reacts to pain. It effects are: Pain Relief, Sedation, Euphoria, Reduced Anxiety, Relaxation, Dry Mouth, Constipation, Headache, Changes In Mood, and Stomach Pain.

If you would like to read more about the latest designer street drugs checkout these websites: Intelligent One, National Institute on Drug Abuse, and WebMD article called "New Black Market Designer Drugs: Why Now?”