Drugs Ordered Online Cause 2 Young Men to Turn Blue

Written by Eliza Player on Monday, 02 April 2012. Posted in Breaking News, Legal Drugs

Drugs Ordered Online Cause 2 Young Men to Turn Blue

Two men in Oregon ordered drugs from the internet that they believed to be the designer amphetamine, 2C-E. Instead, they received a toxic industrial chemical called aniline. The packaging carried a warning that this product was “not for human consumption.” But, this warning is also plastered all over the packages of bath salts and synthetic marijuana, which are consumed by humans daily regardless of the warning.

These two Oregon men had a severe reaction to the aniline, as the chemical acts to convert hemoglobin into methaglobin, which is a molecule that prevents red blood cells from carrying oxygen. Both men turned blue from lack of oxygen, and one man even passed out before they got help from poison control and the health department.

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Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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