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DEA Offers Emoji Explanations for ‘One Pill Can Kill’ Campaign

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In a campaign to educate parents about their children’s emoji conversations regarding drug use, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has created a parent reference legend.

On December 16, the DEA held a news conference that included DEA Director Ann Milgram, who reviewed the dangers of illegal drug use, especially to the nation’s youth. Specifically, as part of the DEA’s “One Pill Can Kill” campaign, the conference content reviewed a reference paper from Selectable emoji combinations.

Entries include Oxycodone, Xanax, Percocet, Adderall, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, MDMA/mollies, cough syrup, and mushrooms, as well as phrases defined by the DEA as “advertising drug dealer/dealer”, “high potency”, “international drug” and “Batch / Large Quantity,” according to The collapse of the Drug Enforcement Administration. “Do you know the meaning behind some emojis? Emojis were originally designed to represent an emotion, event, or activity, but have recently taken on a language of their own,” the DEA wrote. “Criminal organizations, including drug dealers, have noticed and are using emojis to buy and sell counterfeit pills and other illegal drugs on social media and through e-commerce.”

emoji combination for “MarijuanaIt includes six characters that some may or may not consider applicable in translation (although it is all about interpretation). “The reference guide is intended to give parents, caregivers, and influencers a better idea of ​​how this language is used in conjunction with illegal drugs,” the DEA wrote. It is important to note that this list is not exhaustive and the images below are a representative sample. The emoji, on their own, should not indicate illegal activity, but should be accompanied by a change in behavior; a change in appearance or significant loss/increase in Income should be a reason to start an important conversation. We understand that starting those conversations can be challenging, so we have the resources available at dea.gov/onepill. “

The DEA also provided a PowerPoint presentation Concerning a variety of statistics and information about drug sales on the black market and how to identify counterfeit pills. It also included a brief reference to the most frequently used social platforms, which are referred to as “issues involving criminal drug network activity on social media platforms”, the three most important of which are SnapChat, Facebook Messenger and Instagram. cannabis emojis in Show Slightly different from the introduction infographic.

Milgram wrote in it Press conference statement The tragedy of youth deaths due to drug overdoses such as fentanyl produced by Mexican drug cartels. “Equally troubling is that the cartels have outwitted the perfect drug delivery tool: social media…social media apps available on every smartphone in the United States. Eighty-five percent of all Americans have smartphones: about 280 million smartphones. “.

Cannabis was mentioned only once in her statement, specifically in relation to the dose of illegal drugs for the DEA over the past few months. “In total, between September 29 and December 14 of this year, the DEA seized more than 8.4 million counterfeit pills, more than 5,400 pounds of methamphetamine, and hundreds of pounds each of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana, often in the same places we seized fentanyl. During this increase, the DEA arrested 776 people and seized 288 firearms linked to the drug seizures.” Male Milgram. The statement concludes with a message urging citizens to “know the dangers of deadly drugs and the possibility of accessing them online.”

recent report from Mexico’s Defense Minister It is reported that Mexican cartels have begun to switch from the production of cannabis and opium to the production of synthetic drugs, in part due to the legal status of cannabis in many states in the United States. Fentanyl is now The main causes of death For Americans ages 18-45, according to 2019-2020 data collected from the CDC and presented Families Against Fentanyl. More people died from fentanyl poisoning than from suicide, COVID-19, and car accidents.

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