Dangerous New Pink Drug: Warning and Effects
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What is Pink Drug?
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What is U-47700?
As there was never approval gained by the FDA, there is no official pink medicine or formal name for the drug. It is only commonly known by its chemical composition, U-47700, or its street name. U-47700, or “pink,” was classified as a Schedule I substance by the Drug Enforcement Association in November of 2016. 2
How Dangerous is Pink Drug?
Synthetic opioids like pink have an extremely high potential for abuse, dependency, and addiction due to triggering the release of endorphins, the good-feeling neurotransmitters. The longer you take opioids, the more your brain slows the production of endorphins, causing you to increase the dose of the opioid to achieve the same effect. This is an example of how you can become dependent on the drug, which can develop into a severe addiction.
Signs of Pink Drug Addiction
- Continuing substance use despite negative consequences
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when no longer using the substance
- Loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities
- Spending a great deal of time finding, obtaining, and using the substance
- Negative impact on relationships
- Being unable to stop using the substance
- Negatively impacted obligations, such as work or school
- Giving up social activities in order to use
Risks and Side Effects
- Nausea and vomiting
- Pinpoint pupils
- Loss of consciousness
- Cardiac arrest
- Respiratory arrest
How Pink Drug Is Abused
Like heroin and other opioids, pink opioids can be swallowed, snorted, or injected. Unlike heroin, pink crystal drugs have not become a common form the substance has taken. Its most common form is powder, followed by pill form. Pink may also be found in, either knowingly or unknowingly, other drugs bought on the street, such as heroin.
What Are the Effects of the Pink Drug?
Does Pink Drug Show Up on Drug Tests?
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