FAR: Beware Of Emoji For Drugs
May 25, 2022 at 15:53
Boca Raton, Florida -
Boca Raton, FL based Find Addiction Rehabs (FAR) is reaching out to advise the community about the use of emoji as codes in drug transactions. The organization has been taking steps to increase awareness of drug use in relation to news and popular culture, and they now present a complete guide (with visual accompaniment) to the codes some may use, such as emoji for drugs.
Find Addiction Rehabs begins by explaining that slang terms and codes derived from common language have been used for generations to refer to illicit drugs, allowing conversations about these substances to take place openly without fear of discovery. As the world progresses, these terms evolve with it, and emoji have emerged as the newest form of code in this regard. This may have been partly due to the fact that kids and teens are particularly likely to be more engaged with their mobile devices, so the vernacular could have become popular through them.
Notably, the organization believes that its entire readership should be able to learn more about the modern dangers associated with drugs, so their article includes a description of emojis for those unfamiliar with the topic. “Emojis are pictures, symbols, or other visual graphics,” FAR explains, “used in electronic communication, typically depicting a facial reaction, animal, or other object/activity. These are primarily used to fill in emotional cues that may otherwise be missing in a non-face-to-face conversation.”
Marijuana, for instance, has an old reputation for being represented by leaf symbols, so emojis of different types of vegetation have been adapted to codify this drug (both before and after its legalization in certain states). FAR’s article includes pictures of the emoji often associated with certain drugs; marijuana may be represented by a four leaf clover emoji, a pine tree emoji or even a fire emoji (since many users prefer to smoke it). Meth and cocaine may be represented by a diamond emoji (among others). The full graphic shows illustrations of emoji for MDMA, Adderall, Percocet, heroin and even cough syrup.
Find Addiction Rehabs says it is also important to remember that emoji are by no means the only new vernacular that has emerged in recent times. Another article, also available on their website, describes the term ‘feening’ and what it can mean in the context of drugs. Feening, they explain, comes from the word ‘fiend,’ which itself was used colloquially to describe someone who is excessively attached or addicted to a substance, behavior person and so on. In the context of addiction, a user’s feening for drugs may refer to an intense yearning or craving for a particular substance. As such, a drug fiend — or drug feen — is often used to refer to an individual who is an addict, especially in situations where they are experiencing an intense craving for their drug of choice.
An individual who claims to be feening, it then follows, will feel compelled to do whatever it takes to obtain their next hit, typically engaging in harmful behaviors and activities to do so. As unpleasant as this is, not doing so will cause them physical pain and emotional anguish. FAR says anyone who wants to help such an individual should understand that one of the biggest risks associated with addiction is that ongoing substance abuse can permanently alter or damage an individual’s body, especially the structure and chemistry of their brain. This alteration can decrease their body’s sensitivity to the drug in question (making them need more to achieve the same physical effect and satisfy their craving) as well as make the pleasure gained from other, healthier, activities seem much less attractive.
“According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA),” FAR adds, “drug cravings progressively increase after an individual ceases to use these substances. This is because many drugs trigger the brain’s reward system when they are used, creating a ‘positive’ association between an individual’s uplifted state of being and their substance use. However, this association is false, and these substances are only causing more and more damage as they continue to be used.”
FAR encourages their community to read these articles in full to gain a better perspective of the problem at hand. Hopefully, they say, this can help them identify when people in their community use such codes in regular language and potentially encourage them to seek rehab. Whatever the drug in question may be, Find Addiction Rehabs can also help them locate a suitable facility that is both close enough for them to travel to and within their means to finance. For instance, learn more about cocaine rehab centers and other resources at the following link: Cocaine Addiction Treatment Near Me. Interested parties may direct any other inquiries to FAR’s team via phone, any time of day or night.
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