PANIC has risen in South Africa with the synthetic drug Flakka, also known as the ‘zombie drug’, having hit the shores of Durban.
Various videos of people allegedly under the influence of the drug have surfaced on social media with people doing bizarre and completely absurd things.
People who take the drug are often left unable to talk and have no idea what is going on around them until the drug wears off. When people take the drug, they become a clear danger to themselves and others.
The drug is said to cause hallucinations, spikes in body temperature, an increased sex-drive, panic and hysteria to its users.
The drug can make users have feelings of super strength coupled with a pure feeling of rage.
So why would anyone want to use a drug of this calibre?
Research has shown that flakka affords users the same high as cocaine at an extremely low prize.
One of the earliest stories of Flakka in Durban was that of a man who bit off a chunk of someone’s arm while high.
Despite it being a cheap alternative, flakka has a worse effect on the neurological system as it stays in the brain longer than cocaine.