DEA Releases Emoji Drug Decoder To Help Parents w/ Their Kids' Texts


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The DEA has released a decoder for common emojis used to talk about drug use. They hope this will help parents know if their children are chatting about drugs or purchasing drugs in text messages.

(See the emoji decoder below)

According to the DEA's #OnePillCanKill website:

This reference guide is intended to give parents, caregivers, educators, and other influencers a better sense of how emojis are being used in conjunction with illegal drugs. Fake prescription pills, commonly laced with deadly fentanyl and methamphetamine, are often sold on social media and e-commerce platforms – making them available to anyone with a smartphone.

Photo: DEA.gov


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