Drug Free Youth In Texas
In today's world, there are so many uncertainties. Today's youth are faced with more peer pressure than before to be "cool" or "with it". Following are links to different sites that can offer additional help and information.
Always feel free to contact D-FY-IT of Midland with any questions or concerns. We are here to help Midland's youth lead healthy substance-free lives.
of Jimson Weed Peaks in Fall
Jimson weed, a common roadside plant that can be used as a hallucinogen, is now in bloom across the U.S., and local emergency rooms and poison-control centers are reaping an unwanted harvest, USA Today reported Nov. 2.
More than a thousand incidents involving jimson weed were reported to poison centers nationwide in 2004, and almost as many were logged in 2005. This year, hospitals and police have reported cases of jimson-weed poisoning in states from California to Pennsylvania.
Dodge County, Wis., sheriff Todd Nehls described a group of jimson-weed users he recently picked up as "lunatic, crazy kids."
"I can't imagine what would possess them to start eating strange seeds from the pod of some plant that they read about on the Internet," he said.
"Hot as a hare, blind as a bat, dry as a bone, red as a beet, mad as a hatter," is how some doctors describe jimson-weed users. Also known as stinkweed, locoweed, or moonflower, jimson weed is very common; the plant's pods contain seeds that can be chewed or boiled to make a tea that produces hallucinations. Overdoses -- not uncommon, since the effects of jimson weed can take up to four hours to occur after consumption -- can lead to coma or death.
The one positive note is that the effects of using jimson weed are so profound and disturbing that few users ever try it more than once.
Other sources to seek information
Alcohol Facts: click here
What is your Drug I.Q.?: click here
Centers for Children and Families 1004 N. Big Spring 432-570-1084
Heritage Counseling 3000 N. Garfield 432-685-3787
Samaritan Counseling 10008 WCR 116 432-563-4144
Kerry Faudree, LCDC 2108 W. Tennessee 432-682-3179
James May, PhD, LMFT 4410 Midkiff, Ste D211 432-520-0737
Kathryn Wortz, PhD 4410 Midkiff, Ste D211 432-689-8280
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