A drug that was once popular several years ago, is beginning to reappear in cases across the United States. Addiction professionals warn, “Wet”, or the combination of embalming fluid and PCP, is becoming widely abused again among teenagers and young adults.
When we take a look at these two chemicals separately, the side-effects are disturbing.
Embalming fluid is a combination of formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde and methanol and is used to prevent the decomposition of dead bodies. The chemical is highly flammable and makes the human body an unsuitable host for organisms.
It can cause lung and brain damage, impaired coordination, bronchitis and destroys body tissue. Doesn’t really sound like something we should have in our (living) bodies.
PCP or Phencyclidine, has been known to create extremely dangerous hallucinogenic states. According to reports, some extreme cases of PCP addiction documented cannibalism, suicide and murder.
Now, combine those two together. What do you get? Wet also known as “death stick” and “fry stick”, can produce paranoia, hallucinations, suicidal ideations, convulsions, aggression and death.
Addiction Campuses of Tennessee has recently told local news stations that they have seen an influx in calls from Wet abusers and their families.
Their PR Manager Brian Sullivan said “Think about it, people are taking something used to preserve the dead and kill organisms in their bodies.” He went on to say that it is not difficult for dealers to market these drugs to young people, because embalming fluid is not considered illegal and can be purchased quite easily.
Emergency rooms in New York are also anticipating twice the number of Wet addiction cases as years prior.
We shouldn’t have to explain that using Wet is completely insane, yet people are still becoming addicted.
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