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25i-Nbome in Utah StreetsThe great state of Utah has recently encountered a new monster drug called the "251-NBOME." The very name already puts cold shivers down peoples'spine, primarily parents and educators who know about how dangerous it is for their youth to experiment with "the next big thing." The drug has a couple of nicknames like the N-Bomb and 251. Even though it is relatively new, some law enforcement officials have claimed that they have already found some of it in peoples' cars, and are anticipating more drugs like these in the community. The drug, although little is known about it, is a supposed to be a synthetic version of LSD. And that's the main concern that many families and state officials are dealing with: the fact that it is a synthetic "wanna be" of LSD, yet so little is known of its composition and it has only been seen a handful times in Utah. So far, the N-Bomb has only peaked its head out into public view.

The danger in such a situation is that young adults, as well as teens, tend to be the main culprits in experimenting with drugs they know nothing about thinking it's a game or believing it to be a playful drug of some sort. However, the reality is that those who first experiment with such drugs, like say bath salts for example, are the guinea pigs for testing its strength and seeing whether or not it can kill a person. This has already happened numerous times with many synthetic drugs, and deaths unfortunately occur from these "test-runs." But how does the N-Bomb work or look like?

Well, like LSD, the chemical substance is placed on a blotter paper and then that is placed on the user's tongue; after some time of letting it absorb onto the tongue of the user, the blotter paper will be thrown away and the user will endure strong hallucinations, or what is called a "trip." It may sound appealing to some--to go through crazy mind-boggling experiences--but this drug shouldn't appeal to anyone when it already caused deaths in California and North Dakota; the fact remains that no one really has good information on what is in it. Are there different forms of the N-Bomb? Can you overdose from it? What kind of trips do you experience? Is it addictive? What are the short or long term effects? All of these questions remain generally unanswered, which causes even greater concern.

The best course of action at this point is to have informative discussions with our youth, have conferences, and inform the public of what is going; that's the only thing officials and parents can do. Kids and teenagers especially need to be educated on these matters, and told the truth about this new monster.

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