What's Faded And Who's Molly? Drug Lingo Every Parent Should Know


You may think that if your child was using drugs, you would easily catch on and stop the problem before it starts. However, teens are quite innovative, creative, and illusive when it comes to getting by with things that they know you won't like, and they could easily be talking about drugs with their friends without you knowing a thing. If you want to keep close tabs on your teenager, it is a good idea as a parent to get to know some of the language that is used when describing certain drugs so you can better understand just what your children are talking about. 

Faded - Faded is a general term that people use to describe being high. You may hear your child talking on the phone about getting faded or wanting to get faded. Even though the term is most often associated with smoking marijuana, it could just as well be used to describe what happens with other drugs as well. 

K2 or Spice - Legal herbs that are laced with synthetic cannabinoids, these names are actually specific types of synthetic marijuana. The unfortunate fact about synthetic marijuana is it is often sold in stores and viewed as a safe drug alternative even though it can be incredibly dangerous. These drugs are sold in packets of what looks like fluffy herbs. If you hear your teens mention spice to friends, it is best to start asking questions, as synthetic cannabinoids can cause similar effects to those of marijuana. Plus, this drug has side effects that can be dangerous, including psychotic episodes and an increase in anxiety.  

Molly - Giving drugs secret street tags that are just regular names is a sneaky way to ensure you don't know when your kids are talking about drugs. Molly is a new street name for the dangerous drug MDMA, which used to be known widely as ecstasy, and is a synthetic mix that resembles amphetamine and psychoactive drugs and causes a sudden high and burst of energy. Molly is a popular party drug and is usually sold in capsule form. 

If you hear your child talking about things or even people that you are not familiar with, it is a good idea to start trying to get more information. If you would like help with specific drug terms your child is using, talk to a recovery center counselor who can help you better understand and may be able to offer sound information.

If you have specific questions about adolescent treatment, talk with someone from a facility like Olalla Recovery Centers.


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