La "flakka", la nouvelle drogue qui rend fou

La Floride fait face à une épidémie de décès créée par une nouvelle drogue de synthèse, la "flakka". Ce stimulant fait monter la température du corps, mais entraîne aussi des accès de paranoïa. La flakka a également été repérée en Belgique et en Europe, où les drogues de synthèse inondent le marché. Dossier.

Sophie Devillers
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL - JUNE 17: Broward Sheriff's Office Sergeant Ozzy Tianga checks a woman's purse to see if she is carrying the drug Flakka on June 17, 2015 in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The Sheriff's Office is on the front lines to keep people from the drug, categorized as a bath salts, which has become an epidemic among users because the cheap synthetic drug made in overseas pharmaceutical plants can be swallowed in capsule form, snorted, injected, or smoked via an e-cigarette. Some of the effects of the drug include body overheating, a heightened sense of euphoria and greater propensity for uncontrollable violence. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL - JUNE 17: Broward Sheriff's Office Sergeant Ozzy Tianga checks a woman's purse to see if she is carrying the drug Flakka on June 17, 2015 in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The Sheriff's Office is on the front lines to keep people from the drug, categorized as a bath salts, which has become an epidemic among users because the cheap synthetic drug made in overseas pharmaceutical plants can be swallowed in capsule form, snorted, injected, or smoked via an e-cigarette. Some of the effects of the drug include body overheating, a heightened sense of euphoria and greater propensity for uncontrollable violence. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY == ©AFP
Bon marché - 5 dollars la dose, d’où son surnom "la folie à 5 dollars" -, puissante et particulièrement addictive, la drogue "flakka" a malheureusement tout pour séduire. En Floride, elle fait des ravages. Dans tous les sens du mot, jusqu’à être mortelle. Rien que dans...

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