Nowadays, the chances are high that you or someone you know currently has at least one or two social media profiles. In fact, if you were to connect each person together with lines, our Earth would probably look like a big ball of yarn. Imagine how many opportunities we have to share our experiences and our passions each day on social media. Still, if you have been keeping up with the news or chatting online, you know there is a dark side to social media, an incredibly dark one. Needless to say, selfies aren’t the only things people are sharing on platforms. For today, let’s take a look at details about Instagram’s infamous drug market.
Social Media Boom
Obviously, sharing private information has major drawbacks, but getting involved in drug dealing today is scary easy, thanks to Instagram. With the click of a mouse, people can get boatloads of LSD, heroin, cocaine, and (worst of all) opioids. It’s one thing to have adults at the end of a lit cannon, but now teens and young adults are being ravaged with shady material. From 14-year-old kids to 30-year old adults, young people can easily be exposed to a drug-infested dark web if they are not careful.
Get the Goods
“Wait,” you may ask. “How can people get away with selling drugs online?”
This is a very good question. Obviously, you would think that the platform managers would crack down on these people in a heartbeat. After all, how is a person nicknamed “@ihavedrugsforsale” supposed to get away with these offenses?
Believe it or not, the process is sickeningly easy. Analysts disguised as potential buyers have discovered that dealers use an app called Kik, which allows for underground transactions. Products might be displayed on Instagram pages, but users can access this private account to receive the goods.
Seeking Treatment for Drug Addiction or Alcoholism
Alcoholism and drug addiction are dangerous sicknesses that should never be taken lightly. All it takes to fall off the wagon and become sick is to take that first sniff, snort, injection, or shot before you are rolling downhill into insanity. Still, you can always push the train back up, but it will be a difficult hike. However, with the right mixture of perseverance and determination, you can easily get back on track and be happy once more.
Are you suffering from a severe case of alcoholism or drug addiction? Do you have a friend or a loved one who is coping with the same illness? In both cases, get in touch us at with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process of drug withdrawal and detox and guide you along the rocky road of rehabilitation. Soon enough, you will experience a faster and much more efficient recovery. If you are seeking more information about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how