Drug Paraphernalia and Hidden Stashes, Would You Be Able To Spot It?
As mentioned last week, there are many ways drug users conceal the substances they abuse and you can be sure drug paraphernalia will continually change. It's important that parents, teachers, and care givers understand just how widespread drug use is today and just how clever those who use drugs are.
Many Manufacturers work diligently coming up with new ways to conceal items and there are just as many drug users coming up with their own ways to hide their substance use. Not every item is manufactured for concealing substances but if it's out there and it works, someone's going to use it to hide their drugs.
It's important for parents to stay a step ahead of their children if at all possible today and that's not exactly easy anymore. Even though some of the illegal drugs that were abused in the past like LSD, mushrooms, heroin and cocaine aren't necessarily the drug of choice among teens as much anymore, they are still prevalent.
Other drugs like anabolic steroids, ecstasy (MDMA), other club drugs, marijuana, synthetic cannabis, stimulants, inhalants, and prescription drugs are still widespread and commonly abused by many young people. Recreational drug use is very popular among young people and many adults. Prescription painkillers, marijuana, synthetic marijuana like K2, club drugs used at raves and parties, and alcohol are very popular and commonly used for fun today.
Many adults can't grasp the severity and dangers of abusing substances so it's understandable that many of our young people don't get it. Our children and our young people are our future generation and we need to stay ahead of them if at all possible to insure their healthy and safe future. Hopefully understanding just how easy it is today for people to hide their drugs and substances they abuse will get more parents to be aware.
Because many of the substances our young people are abusing are synthetic and man-made like K2 these drugs are much more dangerous now. Some of the substances our young people are experimenting with are full of toxic chemicals which are dangerous enough; mixing them with alcohol and other substances has proven to be deadly for many young people.
Here is a list of drug paraphernalia that's designed to conceal or hide items. Many of these items are being used to stash substances and they are so close to the real thing, they would be hard to spot. We want to trust our young people but at the same time we want to protect them. The sooner we are aware that our children may need treatment or counseling for substance abuse the better their chances are of leading a healthy, clean, and happy life with a full future ahead of them.
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Stash Items That Could Be Used For Concealing Substances:
Authentic looking In-Ground Sprinkler Head looks like the real thing but it's hollow inside and is a convenient hiding spot for stashing a substance.
Battery Stash Boxes can be found authentic looking but the bottom screws off and there is a secret safe inside where you can conceal items.
Book Stash Safes can either be bought or personally made by tearing out the inside pages for stashing substances inside.
Bottle Openers can be purchased that are hollow inside and the bottom comes off.
Cigarette Lighters that are hollow indisde and the bottom comes off to conceal items.
Car Cigarette Lighters that are hollow inside can be used for concealing substances.
Cleaning Supplies like Ajax are hollow inside and the bottom comes off.
WD40 cans are also hollow inside and the bottom pops off.
Food Stash Cans like Heinz baked beans and Delmonte peach slices are hollow inside for easy storage. There are other food stash cans available also.
Food Stash Jars can be purchased for stashing or storing items.
Wax candle is a 6 inch genuine candle that works but opens at the bottom and there is a cylinder for concealing items. Other Candle Stash Safes are available also.
Shoes like Flip-Flops are used for storage, the heel opens up.
Laptop PCI Slots can also be found with storage inside.
Computer Hardware Stash Boxes make hiding items harder to find.
Hollow Pager adapted to hide substances.
Surge Protectors that actually work are designed for storage.
CD Cases that have been converted into stash safes. Looks like multiple cd's stacked up but when you open the top it's one thick CD with a hollow center for stashing items.
Unique Dragon Skulls used for decoration opens with a concealed compartment inside.
Flower Pot Stash Safe, flip the flower pot over and the center of the pot comes out. There is a hollow center in that piece so you can stash items.
Coffee Mugs, just take the top off of the coffee mug and the center is hollow.
Soda Stash Bottles are available for stashing items.
Soda Stash Cans can be found for concealing items.
Tea Cans are available for stashing items.
Wall Outlet Stash Safes are another convenient way of concealing items and may be used to hide a substance.
Hygiene Stash Cans are available for hiding items.
Pet Food Stash Cans make good hiding spots.
Closet Light Stash Safes can be used for hiding items.
Beer Can Stash Cans are available for hiding items.
Water Stash Bottles can be found for easy item storage.
Wall Clock Stash Safes also make good storage and hiding places.
2 Liter Soda Bottles are available for convenient storage.
Energy Drink Stash Cans are quite convenient for hiding items.
Fabric Protector Stash Cans are used for hiding items.
Truck and Car Cleaner Stash Cans hide items.
Bedding Stash Safes are convenient storage for items.
Keychain Stash Safes can conceal substances easily.
Furniture Stash Drawers make good hiding places.
Tool Box Stash Boxes conceal items easily.
Home Decor Stash Boxes could be used to stash or hide items.
Jewelry Box Stash Safes are convenient hiding spots.
Many of these items are also used for legitimate reasons in most homes but there are a lot of people purchasing them to conceal substances. Parents just need to be aware of just how easy it is today to conceal items like illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and substances like marijuana (cannabis).
These items could be inside your home or on your child and you would never even know it. It's just not that easy anymore staying one step ahead of our young people today.