Teens Need to Steer Clear from “Smiles”

As a drug testing facility in the Kansas City area, it’s our mission to inform you about drug trends in our area as well as around the country. With the growing media coverage surrounding synthetic drugs, more parents are becoming familiar with the latest wave of illegal drug use. Synthetics are extremely dangerous, more potent than “traditional” drugs like marijuana and continue to evolve every day. “Smiles” is just one of the latest synthetic drugs all parents need to know about.

About “Smiles” or 2C-I – Synthetic Drug

Traditional synthetics have been known as “fake pot” or “fake cocaine” and come packaged as K2 or bath salts (among others.) The DEA has cracked down on these substances and labeled them as Schedule 1 substances (absolutely off-limits). However, due to the chemistry of the compounds, new forms continue to be manufactured and sold. The synthetic drug 2C-I is on the rise, particularly among high school teenagers, college students and young adults. Here are some fast facts about “Smiles”:

  • These drugs have caused death from overdose
  • YouTube users have logged on to report of their “highs” from “Smiles” – a drug that’s growing in popularity across the country.
  • It’s difficult to test and will NOT show up on a traditional drug test.
  • It causes seizures, blood pressure problems, organ failure, hallucinations, and death.
  • Possession, distribution, and manufacture of the drug is illegal.
  • It comes as a liquid, powder, or pill and can be ingested in a variety of ways.

For more information about 2C-I, please check out these helpful links:

2C-I or ‘Smiles’: The New Killer Drug Every Parent Should Know About

2C-I or “Smiles”: Dangerous New Drug Claims Lives of Teens across North America

DEA Fact Sheet on 2C-I

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