The Truth About Flakka and Why It's The New Dangerous Drug (Continued)

Written by Craig RogersPosted on in Section Parent Resources

Users Beyond Control

There have been numerous instances in which this drug has proven to be dangerous for even non-users. In one reported Flakka instance, a man in West Palm Beach, Florida nearly beat a 40-year-old woman to death. Another man on Flakka broke down the hurricane-proof doors of a police station. Yet another woman ran through the streets, screaming she was Satan, all while on a Flakka trip. While these stories may seem amusing to some, Flakka is anything but. The substance binds to molecules on the surface of certain neurons, preventing them from regulating the amount of dopamine, serotonin, and other mood-regulating neurotransmitters released into the brain. As a result, the brain is flooded and the user’s mind is completely altered. They have no idea what they are doing, and their brains are permanently altered. 

If you suspect your teen has started to experiment with drugs, and are worried about your teen using Flakka, seeking professional help is critical. Wingate Wilderness Therapy is a therapeutic treatment center that has the potential to save your teen’s life. Wilderness therapy builds the self-efficacy that your teen needs. Through individual and group task accomplishment, troubled teens will learn that they are active parts of the choices that come up in their lives, and that the future is something they create. Through this type of therapy, your teen will learn and grow, and move away from substance abuse and the need for the adrenaline rush that rebelling brings.


Wingate Wilderness Therapy is a highly successful and sought-after program that helps teens face their issues and take their own accountability in things. We firmly believe that the teens and young adults who come to us are capable of making better choices and recognizing their own potential. To find out more, call us at (800) 560-1599.