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Putting Recovery On The Map

04-10-14 | By

Kids are now smoking BED BUGS to get high.

In their latest effort to find a cheap high that doesn’t require the purchase of any actual drugs, teens have discovered a way to smoke bed bugs. Yes, BED BUGS. The things that normal people hate even thinking about. The little critters that plague hotels and give guests nasty rashes. Yes, those very same bed bugs.

Apparently, the insects contain a hallucinogenic substance within them, except it’s impossible to isolate it, so the bugs have to be caught, killed and crushed into a powder, which is then either smoked or, perhaps even worse and more disgusting, injected. How did they even think of this?!

Unfortunately, not only is the very idea of this cringe-worthy, but the bugs also contain other elements that can cause serious damage to the mind and body, so smoking them can be extremely dangerous. Like you didn’t already know that.

Check out ABC 15 Arizona’s news report below to find out more about this terrifying trend:



4/11/14 – 1:03 PM ET

In case most people didn’t realize by now, this story was a hoax. We reported it when we heard about it, and I assure you we were just as shocked as you. Last night we found out it was a hoax through this article.

However, this story was just a hoax, an April Fool’s Day prank based on an altered version of a real KNXV-TV report from several months earlier on the dangers of “dabbing” (i.e., inhaling butane-extracted hash oil, also known as BHO): 

We wanted to just make a statement because after reading the comments, people seemed generally alarmed by at. The truth is, there might actually be someone who reads this and decides it’s a good idea to smoke bed bugs. As ridiculous as that may sound, we don’t want to contribute to that. We left the story up because people seem to enjoy laughing about it. We just wanted to come forth and make a claim on the event.

Remember… stay away from gateway bugs.

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