New drug to fear: Cloud 9

First Posted: 10/10/2014

Remember the good old days, when all parents had to worry about was alcohol and marijuana?

Unfortunately, the list of dangerous drugs and the evils of alcohol have only grown over the years. Friday brought us news that a new “synthetic drug” known as Cloud 9 is popular in Michigan and Florida and law enforcement officials are worried it may migrate into Ohio. One thing’s for sure, pushers are always on the lookout for new products that they can sell to teens and young adults looking for a “good time” with a quick high. Money talks in the world of drug sales and nothing speaks louder than a new product that’s in demand.

The fast high from Cloud 9 can elevate heart rates, high blood pressure or even convulsions.

Bottom line, the people who sell this stuff don’t have anyone’s best interests at heart. They just want the money.

Meanwhile, parents and those enticed into using the drugs are left to pick up the pieces of their broken lives.

We believe communication in families is the key. Parents, know what’s out there and what your children are doing. Teens, we know it’s tough, but resist peer pressure urging you to be cool and use Cloud 9 or whatever trendy drug is out there.

It’s a never-ending battle, we know, but it’s one well worth fighting.


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