Flakka, a new designer drug that triggers ‘excited delirium’

April 5, 2015 2:01 PM

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A man was reported to rushed out of his house in Miami, ripped his clothes off in rage and screamed violently after smoking a crystal-like drug. Five police officers are required to take him down as he exhibits superhuman strength. He was sweating, paranoid, delusional and hallucinating about seeing objects in front of him.

The behavior that the man displayed was known as “excited delirium”. It is the result of emerging use of a new synthetic amphetamine-like stimulant that is similar to the compound contained in bath salts, also known as cathinones.

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