New Drug Found at SJSU

While some students at San Jose State University are busy trying to better themselves through higher learning, field research done by the FDA indicates that a majority are actively partaking in the abuse of a new substance called acetaminophen, better known to students by its street name, Lily. This new drug first causes students to experience a period of extreme focus and tension, lasting an average of 45 minutes. This is then followed by an intense feeling of euphoria known as “the lift.” During this time, users feel light, airy, easily amused, and exhibit other symptoms that users of the more common drug, marijuana experience. This lasts most users an average of 30 minutes. After “the lift,” users are subject to an extreme crash. The crash is the longest period of the total intoxication experience, lasting around 3 hours. During this time, the user feels bouts of paranoia, nausea, anger, depression, and anxiety. Once the crash is over, the drug stays in the system for an estimated 6-8 months. Employers who require drug testing before hiring have recently discovered this new drug, and will automatically reject any applicant who tests positive, and some have even threatened to report applicants who test positive to the authorities.  Many cases go unreported, as students do not feel inclined to incriminate themselves, but an estimated 40% of the student body has been, is, or will be under the influence of this incredibly dangerous and addictive drug. Public health officials warn that this could be the beginning of a new epidemic, as the drug is administered via tablet or pill, but many amateurs are attempting to make the drug at a higher volume and cheaper cost to maximize distribution. –Himani Singh