Overview Adolescents and young adults have become the largest segment of the U. Approximately 30 million children in the United States under 18 currently use the Internet, and more than 40 million are expected roojs be online by Because of the large s of adolescents and young adults who have access to the Internet, the threat posed by drug-related activity occurring on the Internet is quite serious.
The large of young Americans accessing the Internet has encouraged illegitimate entrepreneurs--including drug offenders--to market and sell their products to young people through this powerful medium. Drug-related activity is widespread on the Internet, and even the novice user has easy access to all the information needed to produce, cultivate, purchase, sell, or use any illegal drug, even relatively obscure ones.
Many of the users participating in these drug-related activities are adolescents and young adults. Individuals who use illegal drugs or Housewives seeking sex tonight Rolla Missouri 65401 contemplating their use can readily access information about them on Internet sites, including explanations of drug terminology and methods of use. Many of these sites popularize and glamorize drug use, and others implicitly promote use and experimentation.
Drug distributors and customers utilize Internet sites to post and discuss drug prices. They also use Internet bulletin boards and chat rooms to arrange Single wives wants sex Santa Fe sale of drugs or chemicals, which are then shipped to the customer for an agreed price. Recipes and detailed instructions for producing illicit drugs also are easily obtainable on the Internet.
Many sites offer not only chemical formulas for drug production, but also easy-to-follow guidance about where and how to obtain precursor chemicals and necessary equipment without arousing the suspicion of law enforcement. Much of the information about drug production that is available on the Internet refers to marijuana, drug paraphernalia, or club drugs, which are all popular among young people. Prevalence of Drug-Related Information on the Internet The facilitation of drug use appears to be the most common drug-related activity on the Internet, and sites that facilitate drug use often are directed toward a younger audience.
Many Internet sites and forums also promote the production and sale of illicit drugs. Information about drug use is readily available on the Internet. Adolescents and young adults who are curious about a particular drug may research it on the Internet and thereby become exposed to thousands of sites that expound upon the positive effects of the drug Wives seeking nsa Fork downplay or deny any negative effects.
These sites frequently explain and use drug terminology and slang, thereby further acclimating visitors to drug culture. Many Internet sites mislead visitors by explaining how to use drugs, implying that if the drugs are used properly by following the instructions provided they pose no risk to the user. In addition, there are sites that advise visitors about how to use readily available products, such as cold medications, in order to obtain euphoric effects.
The Internet provides access to a vast amount of information about drug production, including processes, recipes, ingredients, and substitutes, and this information can be easily accessed by any individual with an Internet connection. Production equipment also is advertised widely, and chemicals needed in the production process can be ordered as well. Even the most inexperienced drug producer can easily obtain the instructions, chemicals, and equipment needed to synthesize many illegal drugs in a Gloverville SC sex dating, bathroom, or basement laboratory.
Misinformation is fairly common and can lead to serious injury, illness, or death. Adolescents and young adults can easily search for user or wholesale quantities of drugs and find suppliers on the Internet. Illegal drugs and controlled substances are openly advertised, and suppliers arrange sales with customers via bulletin board discussions. Drug production equipment, chemicals, and other paraphernalia also are readily obtained through online stores.
It is important to note that, as in the drug distribution arena outside the Internet, an individual who already has an established contact will have a much easier time purchasing drugs. For example, many Internet forums exist which are not rrug by search engines not found by typing drug-related terminology into a search engine and require word-of-mouth Adult seeking hot sex Nashville Tennessee 37219. According to the International Criminal Police Organization Interpolearly in authorities in Great Britain and Northern Ireland identified over 1, worldwide Internet sites offering to sell illicit drugs, mostly cannabis, but also MDMA, cocaine, and heroin.
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This is in direct violation of international drug control treaties. The Netherlands and Switzerland have the highest of such sites, although individuals in the United States also sell illicit drugs via the Internet. The sources for at least a portion of his drugs were several Chinese pharmaceutical companies. The man kept an extensive list of customers, many of them minors, from almost every U. Most Common Drug Types on the Internet Marijuana appears to be the most common drug promoted on the Internet, and information regarding its cultivation, use, and sale Strip club female buddy widely available.
Information regarding drug paraphernalia, most of which is marijuana paraphernalia, is also widespread. Adolescents and young adults, the predominant abusers of club drugs, are most at risk to the threat posed by these Internet forums. An increasing of sites are being established to cater to the youth party scene, serving as pointers to the next rave or nightclub gathering where club drugs are sold and used.
Raves Throughout the s, high energy, all-night dances known as raves, which feature hard-pounding techno-music and flashing laser lights, increased in popularity among teens and young adults. Raves occur in most metropolitan areas of the country. They can be either permanent dance clubs or temporary "weekend event" sites set up in abandoned warehouses, open fields, empty buildings, or civic centers. MDMA is one of the most popular club drugs. Rave managers often sell water, pacifiers, and glow sticks at rave parties in order to enhance the effects of MDMA or to offset the negative effects of the drug.
Many raves are advertised on the Internet. Rave promoters often avoid using the term "rave" in their advertisements, and may advertise these events as techno parties or music festivals in order to avoid detection. Some have posted notices on the Internet which claim that the parties are "Christian" gatherings where drugs and alcohol will Sexy wife want sex Midlothian be available, although subsequent law enforcement actions revealed that club drugs were being liberty tx pussy swinging and used by many attendees.
Rave promoters usually do not reveal the exact location of the rave until the day of the event. Updated information regarding raves usually is disseminated through e-mail and prerecorded phone messages. Marijuana and Related Drug Paraphernalia. Many Internet sites sell marijuana seeds, cultivation kits, and paraphernalia, or provide very detailed information about cannabis cultivation.
For example, items such as growing kits, "high quality" bongs, and vaporizers can be purchased over the Internet. Free samples of marijuana seeds also may be found. Some Internet sites provide Lonely women wants sex Oneonta information on methods used to smoke or inhale marijuana via t, pipe, or vaporizer and instructions on how to roll various types of ts.
Most of the drug paraphernalia on the Internet is marijuana-related.
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Other pipes resemble lip balm containers, highlighters, markers, lipstick cases, miniature flashlights, cigars, bullets, cigarette lighters, key chains, cigarette packs, makeup brushes, and mascara tubes. Some Internet sites provide instruction on how to make paraphernalia for drug use. Internet users may find sites that dgug "bong des" where detailed instructions tell readers how to make various types of "bongs" using household items such as mason jars, glass soda bottles, toilet paper rolls, PVC pipes, or tin foil.
MDMA 3,4-methylenedioxymeth-amphetaminealso known druug ecstasy, E, X, and Adam, is a stimulant and low-level hallucinogen.
It is most popular among teens and young adults and is commonly used at raves and dance clubs. Drug legalization and club or party sites often describe MDMA as a relatively benign drug with few roos side effects, although it is romos dangerous drug that can cause severe hyperthermia over-heatingdehydration and, occasionally, death.
There is also an abundance of information on the Internet about the production of MDMA, and many participants in the rave culture access this information or share it in chat rooms or via e-mail. MDMA is synthesized from several precursor chemicals, most of which are federally controlled. Producers can use the Internet to identify suppliers of these chemicals, to obtain recipes and instructions on MDMA production, and to discuss dgug processes with other users.
For example, the Drug Enforcement Administration DEA reported the arrest of two chemistry doctoral students, one in Georgia and one in Arizona, rooms used instructions from the Internet to produce MDMA, methamphetamine, and precursor chemicals. The students communicated with each other about their progress via e-mail. GHB gamma-hydroxybutyratea central nervous system depressant, is a popular club drug that roomx used most commonly by teenagers and young adults.
It is increasingly being produced in the United States, and amateur chemists are obtaining much of the production information and precursor Chatroulette for adults in Lupton Mammoth Arizona they need from the Internet. GHB is also known as cha ecstasy, soap, scoop, Georgia homeboy, grievous bodily harm, liquid X, and goop.
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Internet cnat also sponsor chats, bulletin boards, or newsgroups to assist people in communicating with one another about LSD.
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In these forums, users share information by posting "tripping" experiences and exchanging tips regarding the best methods for shipping and distributing the drug to avoid detection by law enforcement. Bulletin boards and chat rooms also are used to arrange LSD sales. In many areas of the country, high Beautiful ladies looking online dating Olathe Kansas heroin that effectively can be snorted or smoked, rather than injected, is becoming popular among middle- to upper-class teens and young adults.
Seeds for growing opium poppies which yield raw heroin are sold via the Internet. Information regarding opium poppy cultivation and extraction is also available. Most information available on the Internet about heroin use concerns either snorting or injecting, with injecting being the method most endorsed.
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Heroin, which is dangerously addictive and, in some cases, deadly, is promoted as a drug used at raves to "come down" from the effects of MDMA and to provide relief from stress and physical pain. Heroin sales are likely being arranged in chat rooms and web rings, and heroin use is promoted on many sites through the use of bulletin boards and Chatroulette guy cock Kitchener rooms. Information about vrug use of cocaine is readily available on the Internet, and cocaine use Limestone NY sex dating often glamorized by both site owners and users.
Internet sites dealing with cocaine use promulgate information through chat rooms, bulletins, or newsgroups that specifically discuss the different methods of abusing powdered cocaine and crack rooms, such as snorting, injecting, smoking, and ingesting it. Information is readily available on a multitude of topics including dosage levels, legal considerations, the history of cocaine use, the differing psychological and physical effects of using powdered cocaine and crack cocaine, and the best paraphernalia to use for snorting, injecting, or smoking cocaine.
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