It looks like a normal teen's bedroom but there are some items that are clear indicators of a problem. The Top Secret Guide shows you what to check.
See the two sizes of gummy bears? The smaller bears are straight out of the package. The larger bears were soaked in alcohol. Teenagers generally don't like the taste of alcohol, according to addiction specialist Jessica Wong, who adds that the sweet gummy bears mask the taste.
This bracelet can be used as a pipe. It's sold online in different colors and styles. This version is sold by Tokables, which requires customers to be 18 years of age to buy it.
Deodorant can be pulled out of its plastic packaging, leaving room to hide drugs. The strong deodorant smell can also mask the smell of marijuana.
This teenager is 'eyeballing' alcohol. According to Wong, alcohol goes straight into the bloodstream when it's poured into the thin membrane around the eye. Teenagers also use this technique because it helps them pass breath alcohol tests.
Plastic bottles can be used to "vape" alcohol, helping teenagers pass breath alcohol tests.
Tampons used to get drunk? It's true, says Wong. Both boys and girls will soak tampons in alcohol and insert them into their bodies. The alcohol is absorbed straight into their bloodstream and there's no odor to alert parents or teachers of a problem.
Pipes can be made out of almost any item.
Markers are hollowed out and with just a few holes poked in the side, they become pipes.
Fruit can also be carved to use as a pipe. Teenagers throw it away when they're done getting high.
This remnant of childhood can hide the very grown-up problem of addiction. Teenagers can rip the seams and stuff marijuana or pills inside.
This brand of lip balm is popular with teenagers who are hiding a new way to consume pot. Marijuana wax is made by melting plants with a hair straightener, acetone and wax paper. The resulting product is marijuana that's 90% THC. Most joints are 12-15% THC.
Products like this soda can are sold online as personal safes. They can also hide drugs.
Are those really breath mints in that container? Parents should check.
Can you tell the difference between these marijuana edibles and candy? They're almost identical and they're already creating problems in Denver. Wong says there has been a 150% increase in marijuana intoxication because of marijuana gummy bears. Just one bear is as strong as one joint, and most users don't consume only one bear.
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