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  • Wide variety of types and quality of marijuana, new designer marijuana, and wide variety of prices.
  • Middle class teens are dealing to support their own use.
  • Reduction in insecticides, but increase other adulterants.
  • K2/SPICE has been showing up as alternatives to marijuana.

K-2 SPICE (also known as Black Magic, Blaze, Red Dawn, Gemini, Yucatan Fire)

  • Sold commercially as an incense or potpourri, labeled "not for consumption" on 12/25/2010 it was banned in the U.S. for one year, while the FDA studies its safety.
  • Contains either HU-210(tetrahydrocannabinols) or JWH-018 which is a synthetic chemical that is advertised that it mimics THC
  • "Over dosages" recently reported include high heart & respiratory rates, vomiting, paranoia, hallucinations, and loss of consciousness
  • Over dosages have resulted in brain injury symptoms, and residual neurological damage of the type often associated with inhalant abuse.


  • Known as a "legal alternative" to marijuana.
  • Its sale is now illegal in DE, and in a few other areas of the US.
  • The high is variable dependent on plant quality, processing, and route of administration.
  • Its an introspective high: which can range from insightful vigilance to active hallucinations.


  • Hallucinogens are back from obscurity and many adolescents are using them as a first step into drug experimentation. Many young adults don't view them as dangerous.
  • The three most currently popular and available are:
    • LSD
    • Mushrooms
    • Peyote


  • Demands strong in suburban areas and on High School and College Campuses.
  • Cocaine/Crack abuse once shunned by young adults is now embraced.
  • Cocaine is frequently added to marijuana to intensify the high and create cravings for Coke.
  • Some of local Cocaine had been found to contain Levamisole a livestock de-worming agent believed to enhance cocaine's effects.
  • Recent reports of methamphetamine being sold as Cocaine.


  • Amphetamines and Methamphetamines.
  • Adderall, Ritalin, Focalin, & Vyvanse.
  • Eating disorders and ADHD medications.
  • Many of these medications are viewed as simply performance enhancement tools by young adults.
  • Now seeing the emergence of long term effects (neurotoxicity) of Adderall abuse.


  • Sept 7, 2011 DEA invoked its emergency scheduling authority to control these 3 synthetic stimulants commonly called "bath salts".
  • Purple Wave, Vanilla Sky, Bliss, Ivory Wave, Bolivian Bath.
  • Agitation, paranoia, hallucinations, high blood pressure and pulse, suicidality.
  • MDVP after effects frequently high degree of suicidal impulsiveness.
  • Inhale, Inject, and mix into food and drinks.
  • It causes cravings for many, addictive potential is currently unknown.
  • Several acute overdoses have caused renal failure.


  • Prescription narcotics abuse is very common and accepted, patients make a distinction between "narcotics" and "pain pills".
  • Heroin abuse is steadily rising, with purity levels at or above 90%. OxyCotin is seen as an alternative to Heroin.
  • The most commonly abused prescription narcotics currently are Percocet, Vicodin, and Oxycodone.
  • Drug screens often do not pick up the presence of synthetic narcotics (check with your lab).
  • Narcotic addicts over present in the medical system and are usually seeking multiple prescriptions.


  • Ativan, Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin.
  • Many young adults are using them to potentiate the effects of alcohol (1-6x's)
  • Popular for stress management.
  • Rebound anxiety escalates abuse.
  • Used to combat depressive symptoms.
  • Common in drug facilitated sexual assault.
  • Frequently part of lethal alcohol overdose events.


  • The abuse of OTC drugs is rapidly rising, states have required pharmacies to keep these items behind glass or counters and are required to ask for ID's.
  • Coricidin HBP (triple C's).
  • Robitussin (robo-tripping).
  • NyQuil
  • Tylenol PM

Aquila Wilmington

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1812 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE 19808

Aquila Georgetown

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6 N. Railroad Ave.
Georgetown, DE 19947

Argo Institute

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1812 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington DE 19808