In upstate New York, a local mother saw a pile of Imodium A-D boxes in her teenage son’s bedroom. She was surprised, because as far as she was aware, her son didn’t suffer from any form of incontinence issue.
The pills were being bought and consumed for something more sinister entirely.
The product is flying out of stores from behind the counter, because when consumed in a large enough quantity, it replicates a heroin-esque high.
According to CBS, these kids have been ingesting anywhere from 50-300 pills per day.
Unfortunately, at least for now, this is completely legal, and given the obscene cost of heroin compared to an over-the-counter medication, this trend is only likely to rise. However, even those just experimenting with a new drug could feel permanent side effects.
You may be thinking, “Why is this the first time I’ve heard of this?” And that’s a major part of the problem.