Snurf Pills: The New Ecstasy

 - Sep 10, 2008
References: associatedcontent
What are snurf pills? As a curious journalist, I had to know what all the buzz was about, and if you're a parent, you'll want to know about snurf pills too.

Next time you ask your computer savvy teen what they're up to and they answer, "just surfing," ensure you heard right.

It turns out, snurf pills are herbal drugs said to induce ecstasy-like feelings of euphoria and are becoming very popular among high school students. How safe these "herbal" snurf pills are is the question all parents out there want to know.

"Four teens from Council Rock High School near Philadelphia have been hospitalized for possible overdoses, according to the Fox affiliate in Philadelphia," Associated Content says.

"Snurf pills are available on the Internet through herbal dealers, though it really consists of pure dextromethophan, a.k.a DXM. This is an element in many cough syrups, as DXM can become an hallucinogen if taken in large doses."

The scariest part is that teens have easy access to snurf pills as they can be bought online, and that's the root of the controversy.