Hse Warning After Psychoactive Substance Leaves Teenager Critical

HSE WARNING AFTER PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCE LEAVES TEENAGER CRITICAL

The HSE is warning against the use of party drug 2CB, which has reportedly left an 18-year-old in a critical condition in hospital in Cork.

A number of others were treated in hospital after apparently taking the psychoactive pill at a house in the city in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Dr Eamon Keenan is the HSE National Clinical Lead for Addiction Services.

He says 2CB has a significant effect on those who take it.

“It’s for all intense and purposes a stimulant drug – much like amphetamine – but the side effects from it are horrendous” he said.

“It’s taken by young people at parties; it’s got aphrodisiac effects and indeed it can cause very serve hallucinations – both auditory and visual” he added.

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