Snake oil salesmen would falsely claim that the potions would cure any ailments. – UrbanDictionary.com
“The prescription medication addiction problem in the U.S. is having some unexpected consequences,” notes the DrugRehab.com website. “In many cases, experts report that when an individual has been addicted to pills for a while, they often start replacing these drugs with harder, more dangerous street narcotics like cocaine or
“More drug counselors and parents are finding their kids using unusual products to try to get high,” writes the kfoxtv.com news website. “Some are turning to spices like
i For thousands of years, nutmeg has disappointed people who were stupid enough to try getting high on it.
– Scott Morgan, “A Scary New Drug Threatens Our Children: Nutmeg,” 7 July 2010, at http://stopthedrugwar.org/speakeasy/2010/jul/07/scary_new_drug_threatens_our_chi (retrieved: 4 August 2012).
1 “Prescription pill addicts often turn to other drugs,” drug-rehab.com, at http://www.drug-rehab.com/news/prescription-pill-addicts-often-turn-to-other-drugs-05538.php (retrieved: 4 August 2012).
2 “Teens Abusing Nutmeg, Hand Sanitizer To Get High,” 13 January 2010, KFOX14, at http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/news/teens-abusing-nutmeg-hand-sanitizer-to-get-high/nK9C9/ (retrieved: 4 August 2012).
“Slang/Street Names for Heroin, Cocaine and other Narcotics,” Web4Health.info, at http://web4health.info/en/answers/bio-drug-slang.htm (retrieved: 4 August 2012).
Helen Lawson, “The bears who like to get high: Russian animals are so addicted to aviation fuel they sniff it until they pass out,” Daily Mail Online, 17 March 2013, at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2294757/Bear-ly-conscious-Russian-creatures-pass-developing-aviation-fuel-addiction-sniffing-discarded-gas-barrels.html (retrieved: 14 May 2013).