People are using heavy duty bug sprays to get high and it's really dangerous

By the elusive eye · Mar 22, 2018 · ·
  1. the elusive eye

    INDIANAPOLIS -- In a state where drug overdoses continue to rise, people are finding new ways to get high and emergency crews are warning about one of the latest dangerous trends: bug spray.

    Indianapolis firefighters are making several runs a day because of the toxic concoction that's known as KD.

    To create the high, people are using "heavy duty" bug sprays like RAID and Wasp that have high concentrations of Pyrethroids and spraying them on other drugs like marijuana, spice and tobacco before they smoke them.

    Indianapolis Fire Department Captain Chris Major said the person just sprays the bug spray onto an item, rolls it up and smokes it and it doesn't take much for a person to have a severe reaction.

    Some of the symptoms of KD include:

    • Catatonic State
    • Unable to Walk
    • Unable to Breathe
    • Barely Able to Speak
    • Vomiting
    • Dizziness
    • Severe Headache

    "Kind of like a zombie," said Captain Major. "We started describing it like zombielike, where they might be eating the grass that they're lying in or they are tearing at their clothes."

    The Director of Indiana Poison Center at IU Health Dr. Daniel Rusyniak says the biggest problem is how easily accessible bug spray is to anyone of any age.

    "They no longer have to drive to a shady street corner," said Dr. Rusyniak. "They can get on the internet and they can order this and it can be delivered to their house by Amazon."

    It's also becoming popular because it's one of the many synthetic drugs that can't be detected on a standard drug test.

    "If you think, 'well my school is doing drug testing so I don't have to worry about my kid' well, some of the drug testings may steer kids into using a lot more of these synthetic type drugs because they're not detected," said Dr. Rusyniak.

    And although the trend seems to plague the east side, Dr. Rusyniak says they've treated people of all ages and backgrounds for abuse of synthetic drugs and anyone can fall victim to using them.

    "You just kind of wonder what's going to be the next thing," said Dr. Rusyniak. "If they're doing this now, what are they going to do next?"

    DF author's note: While referred to by this article as a condition known as "KD," it is likely that it is actually called "Katie" and used in reference either to the substance or getting high from it. Both spellings and uses are seen in multiple articles, however.

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    Written by: Stephanie Wade, Mar 19, 2018, rtv6 ABC, The Indy Channel

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Recent User Reviews

  1. ladywolf2012
    "Why are they doing this?"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Apr 5, 2018
    The article is good as far as it goes, but it fails to explain AT ALL why using these sprays would be appealing to the drug user. All it lists are highly negative side-effects. There must be something in these sprays that makes people feel high; otherwise, they wouldn't use them, right? I feel totally confused by the article for this reason.


  1. DEJA
    Ya well you motherfuckers have managed to make everything illegal.Fucking morons .
    And that idiotic doc has not a single useful suggestion.The son of a whore is waiting for the next thing apparently!!!
    How about saying we need to stop penalising ALL drug abusers and getting them the appropriate help.
    I feel like spraying a whole can of Wasp on a lot of benchwarming politicians. FUCK YOU.Amend the law.
      shredder0288, DrB3, komaeda and 2 others like this.
  2. DrB3
    "It's also becoming popular because it's one of the many synthetic drugs that can't be detected on a standard drug test."

    And there it is. The billion-dollar drug testing industry has lulled some workplaces that NEED the safety assurances of an abstinent crew into a false sense of security with their SAMHSA 5+ tests that look for things rarely used at work (PCP?) and none of the common ones abused in the workplace (like benzos, methylphenidate, Rx diet pills etc).

    Meanwhile, schools, parents and sober living houses use 12-15 panel tests that intimidate kids into using things NOBODY should be using: like Spice, salts and this here above.

    A good drug monitoring program includes testing. Knowing one will be tested is a strong incentive to not use illicit drugs. But it cannot be the sole tool. This is how kids kill themselves just to get around a cup.
      ProjectL and Smeg like this.
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