Dabs Are The New Drug Addiction Worry In Placer County

A WARNING FOR PARENTS TONIGHT A NEW FORM OF MARIJUANA CONSIDERED HIGHLY ADDICTIVE IS NOW ON THE RISE AMONG TEENS IN OUR AREA

THE STREET NAME IS DABS SO WHAT ARE MARIJUANA DABS AND HOW ARE THEY ACTUALLY MADE? CBS13'S RON JONES JOINS US NOW, COUNSELORS SAY IT'S A TYPE OF DRUG ABUSE THAT'S EASY TO HIDE FROM PARENTS Reporter: COUNSELORS TELL CBS13 THAT THIS IS NOT YOUR MOMS, DADS OR EVEN GRANDFATHERS MARIJUANA THE INTERNET IS FULL OF VIDEOS ON HOW TO MAKE AND SMOKE DABS DABS ARE CREATED BY STUFFING MARIJUANA TRIMMINGS INTO A GLASS, METAL OR PLASTIC PIPE

THIS HAS TO GET RED HOT Reporter: BUTANE IS FORCED INTO A GLASS THEN EXTRACTS A HIGHLY CONCENTRATED FORM OF THC INTO THE LUNGS ONCE WE HEAR OR KNOW THAT THEY'RE USING DABS WE KNOW WE'RE DEALING WITH A VERY DANGEROUS PROBLEM Reporter: COMMUNITY RECOVERY ROW SOURCES STREETS DRUG ADDICTS THEY USED TO SERVICE TWO TO THREE TEENS A MONTH BUT NOW BECAUSE OF DABS IT'S EXPLODED TO MORE THAN 50

IT'S HIGHLY ADDICTIVE ONE OF THE REASONS TEENAGERS HEAD TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM BECAUSE OF OVER DOSE IS BECAUSE OF DABS IT'S VERY DANGEROUS TO MAKE DABS YOU'RE USING FLAMES AND YOU'RE DOING IT IN SECRET YOU'RE IN AN ENCLOSED SPACE

Reporter: TAYLOR SAYS IT'S HARD FOR PARENTS TO DETECT IT HAS NO SMELL TO IT SO KIDS CAN GET AWAY WITH USING IT Reporter: A CLUE, A DRASTIC CHANGE IN BEHAVIOR A FAILURE AT SCHOOL QUITTING SPORTS, QUITTING RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

GRADES GOING DOWN IT'S DESTROYING OUR SOCIETY Reporter: SOME PARTICIPANTS ARE LEARNING ABOUT DABS IT'S KIND OF SCARY BECAUSE I HAVE A TODDLER 10 DABS IN ONE, THE GRAVEYARD DAB

ALL WE CAN SAY IS SAY NO Reporter: ONCE ADDICTED IT'S NOT THAT EASY BUT TAYLOR SAYS ONCE IN RECOVERY, THERE'S HOPE WHAT I HEAR FROM PARENTS WHEN KID DO INTO RECOVERY IS WE GOT OUR OLD KID BACK WE HAVE OUR SON BACK

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