Music Festival Guide 101: Drug Slang

During the summer, it seems like every week has a new music festival. These concerts are enjoyable and they draw in music-loving teens and adolescents across the nation. Unfortunately, music festivals can also be a hub for drug use.

Music festivals attract all sorts of party drugs and users. Just as these festivals come with certain types of drugs, they also have a unique type of drug terminology. Parents should do their research before their teen goes to a music festival this summer. They can begin by understanding what drugs might be at the concert and their nicknames.

Music Festival Drug Slang

Candy Flipping

Candy flipping may sound like something sweet and wholesome, but it’s not. This practice has the potential to be extremely dangerous. The term refers to a trip that occurs when LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is combined with ecstasy. Too much of a good thing can be deadly, and this exciting, trippy experience has all the right signs that point to disaster.

Molly

That Miley Cyrus song where she sings about Molly? Definitely about taking drugs.

Parents need to understand that Molly is not always a girl at school. If you overhear your teen talking about “Molly,” they may be asking for drugs. Molly is common slang for the popular party drug MGMA. This drug is a common ingredient ecstasy and it’s often taken because it’s a pure drug rather than something that’s been combined or diluted.

Special K

Special K cereal in the grocery store is healthy and delicious but we can’t say the same about this drug. WebMD defines Special K as a medication used as an anesthetic in humans and animals, ketamine is sometimes abused as a ‘club drug.’ It can cause hallucinations and euphoria in higher doses. If Special K is taken recreationally, which it often is, it can be fatal.

Drugs and their slang can be terrifying but music festivals don’t have to be. Talk to your teen about the dangers of illegal drugs at summer festivals before they go. Know the warning signs of drug use and take the initiative to discuss the dangers of party drugs. If you suspect that your teen has been participating in illicit drug activities at summer music festivals, bring them in for drug testing today!

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