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Drugs

At just about every night club, you will find drugs, although this often gives the club scene a bad name, you'll probably find the exact same drugs at just about every local bar or club where you live. Although you may not know that people are doing them, they exist everywhere, and are always being misused, and abused. I advise everyone to not do drugs, you don't need an artificial means of enhancing your mood. At least this is my humble opinion, in any case if you're going to do them, then I would rather have educated drug users, instead of people who don't know the risks, or effects involved. So we have provided you with information as accurate as we know it to be. If you find any of the information invalid, please inform us so that we may provide you with only the truth.

 

2CB

What is 2C-B?

2C-B (4-Bromo-2,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine) is a psychedelic drug first synthesized in 1974 by the chemist, Alexander Shulgin.

2C-B is considered both a psychedelic and an entactogen. "Entactogen" is a term used by psychiatrists to classify Ecstasy (MDMA) and related drugs. It literally means "touching within."

2C-B is a white powder usually found in pressed tablets or gel caps. It is almost always taken orally (swallowed).

What are the effects?

At lower doses (5-15mg), 2C-B produces a more entactogenic effect, with little or no hallucinations. Users report feeling "in touch" with themselves and their emotions. Erotic sensations and feelings of being "in one's body" are also commonly reported.

With higher doses (15-30mg), 2C-B produces intense visual effects. Moving objects leave "trails" behind them. Surfaces may appear covered with geometric patterns, and may appear to be moving or "breathing." Colors may appear from nowhere.

Music can effect the 2C-B visual experience, causing the patterns, colors and movements to change. Users often say they can "see" the music. This blending of sight and sound is called "synesthesia."

The visual effects of 2C-B can be much more intense than those produced by LSD or mushrooms, yet most users report a relatively clear "head space" as compared to other psychedelics.

How does one take 2C-B?

2C-B is very dose sensitive. A few milligrams more can produce a tremendous difference in the effect. It is often impossible to know the dose level present in an illicit tablet or capsule.

Reduce the Risk!

While most people find 2C-B easier to handle than other psychedelics, the potential for a bad trip still exists, especially with higher doses.

In some people, 2C-B can cause nausea, trembling, chills, or nervousness.

Very little is known about 2C-B's pharmacological effect. While nobody has died from taking 2C-B, clinical studies assessing its safety have not been done.

2C-B is illegal. Possession can result in long prison terms.

Cannabis

What is Cannabis?

Cannabis, or marijuana, comes from a plant.

The dried buds of the female plant contain the highest concentration of psychoactive compounds. These buds are usually what is sold and consumed as marijuana.

What are the effects?

In small quantities, users find cannabis both relaxing and stimulating.

The senses are enhanced, as well as the appetite.

In larger quantities (or with stronger strains) the effects may feel similar to LSD or Mushrooms. Users may experience nausea, mild hallucinations, anxiety, or paranoia.

Cannabis tends to cause an increase in heart rate, reddening of the eyes, and dryness in the mouth.

Cannabis is used medicinally to treat the symptoms of a number of diseases such as cancer, glaucoma, and AIDS.

How does one take Cannabis?

Cannabis is usually smoked, although it can be eaten.

Joints are the most common method of smoking but a wide range of pipes, bongs, hookahs, and other devices are also used.

Cannabis can be prepared in butter or cooked directly into foods for ingestion.

Often people will cook with the leaves of the plant rather than the buds.

Reduce the Risk!

Smoking anything, including cannabis, can damage the lungs, throat, and mouth.

Cannabis is a Schedule I narcotic, and getting caught with it can lead to serious consequences.

Cannabis slows down reaction time and impairs driving.

Some people feel uncomfortable, nauseous, or paranoid after using cannabis.

Ecstasy

What is Ecstasy?

Ecstasy, also known as "Molly", is MDMA, chemically ecstasy is known as methylene-dioxymethamphetamine. It is one of a huge family of related drugs from the MDA family which fall between hallucinogens (like LSD) and the amphetamine family. It usually comes in small tablets that may have a picture printed on them such as a dove, a hammer and sickle, or a diamond and the drug is often referred to by its appearance (such as 'Doves').

Ecstasy started being used as a recreational drug by a wide variety of people around 1985. It is commonly used at raves and clubs to accompany the various forms of dance music. It is estimated by some people that 1 million people a week take ecstasy in the UK.

However, a lot of tablets sold as ecstasy may contain no MDMA at all. They may contain a related substance such as MDEA or MDA, which have similar effects but often may contain amphetamine or in some cases no drugs at all. Tablets usually cost between $20 and $30.

MDMA was originally used by psychologists and therapists as a therapeutic tool

What are the effects?

The effect that makes MDMA different from other drugs is empathy, the sensation of understanding and accepting others.

The effects take between 20 minutes and one hour to appear after swallowing the pill or capsule. Initial effects are often , a dry mouth, dilated pupils and various tingling sensations. Most users feel an initial rush with feelings of 'butterflies in the stomach' and tingling followed by a warm euphoric glow lasting 4 - 6 hours during which the user feels calm and happy.

It is a common belief that ecstasy will always provide a good experience although there is a chance (although less than with a drug such as LSD) that a bad-trip will occur. Taking ecstasy will heighten moods and feelings, therefore taking an 'E' when your mind is distracted by worry, or relationship hassles is inadvisable.

Co-ordination is impaired so driving or operating machinery is dangerous. Users feel more energetic and can loose their appetite. The stimulant effect raises blood pressure and heart rate. Ecstasy may inhibit orgasm and prevent erection in some men, although women often feel more in control of their sexuality and some say they orgasm more readily. Some women find that their periods become irregular or stop, while other have found that their periods become heavier and longer.

Users report that the experience is very pleasant and highly controllable. Even at the peak of the effect, people can usually bring themselves down to deal with an important matter.

Depression or moodiness may follow in the days following ecstasy use as well as general tiredness and hunger.

How does one take Ecstasy?

Ecstasy is almost always swallowed as a tablet or capsule.

Capsules however should usually be avoided since one cannot be sure what exactly is inside, whereas a pill is hard pressed, and is usually harder and more expensive to make, and most often has a better chance of being MDMA. But remember that there is no true way of knowing EXACTLY what is in each Tablet. Tablets vary widely in strength, and can often be laced with other substances such as speed or LSD.

Is Ecstasy addictive?

Ecstasy is not physically addictive. However, the drug can often take on great importance in people's lives, and some people do become compulsive in their use of the drug. Taken too often, however, MDMA loses its special effect. This is mainly due to brain damage, since the dendrites in the brain which are responsible for processing and binding to serotinine can recede, and thus the seratonine does not have as many dendrites to transfer the seratonine to.

Reduce the risk!

Surround yourself with people who know what to do if things go physically or psychologically wrong.

Drink plenty of non-alcoholic drinks. Ravers are recommended to drink a pint of water an hour and take regular breaks to cool down. However, do not go over the top on drinking water, one theory is that Ecstasy stops the kidneys from working as well and so drinking very large quantities of water can put undue pressure on them possibly causing failure.

If you are unhappy, this increases your chances of having a bad trip. Also, the more Ecstasy you take the greater the chances of a bad trip.

Ecstasy is illegal and a conviction for possession can carry long prison sentences.

Frequent or high doses have been linked to neurotoxic damage in laboratory animals. It is still unknown whether such damage occurs in humans or, if it does, whether this has any long-term, negative consequences.

Do not mix ecstasy with other drugs such as alcohol.

GHB

What is GHB?

GHB (Gamma hydroxybutyrate) usually comes as an odorless liquid, slightly salty to the taste, and sold in small bottles. It has also been found in powder and capsule form.

It is classified as a sedative-hypnotic, and was originally developed as a sleep-aid.

A similar drug, "GBL," is often sold under different names and turns into GHB in the body, having the same effect.

What are the effects?

At lower doses GHB has a euphoric effect similar to alcohol, and can make the user feel relaxed, happy and sociable.

Higher doses can make the user feel dizzy and sleepy, and can sometimes cause vomiting, muscle spasms, and loss of consciousness.

Overdoses will always cause loss of consciousness (temporary coma), and will slow down breathing. Sometimes, and particularly if mixed with alcohol, GHB can slow breathing down to a dangerously low rate, which has caused a number of deaths.

How does one take GHB?

A teaspoon or capful by mouth is usually considered a normal dose, but strength can vary from batch to batch. Careful users start with half a teaspoon and wait at least an hour before deciding whether to take more.

The effects are usually felt between ten minutes and one hour after ingestion. The primary effects last about 2-3 hours, but residual effects can last up to a whole day.

It's hard to find the proper dose with GHB. A teaspoon might be perfect one time, but an overdose the next time. It depends on body weight, and how much food is in the stomach, and other random factors.

The effects may not peak for up to two hours, and many overdoses have occurred from people not waiting long enough before taking more.

Reduce the Risk!

Mixing GHB with alcohol or other depressants is extremely dangerous and has caused many deaths due to respiratory failure.

Passing out on GHB by itself is also dangerous and potentially life-threatening.

Don't drive on GHB. One dose can impair motor coordination by as much as six drinks of alcohol. Also, the effects come on fast and, unlike alcohol, cannot be controlled or paced.

Regular, daily use of GHB can cause physical dependency with harsh withdrawal symptoms.

GHB is illegal and possession can result in long prison terms.

Ketamine

What is Ketamine?

Chemically known as 2-(2-Chlorophenyl)-2-(methylamino)- cyclohexanonec, ketamine (commercially sold as Ketalar) is a powerful anaesthetic used in the UK mainly by vets on farm animals, although it does have some human medical applications. It was first deveIoped by the University of Michigan in 1965 in their search for safe anesthetic products. It was mass-produced by the pharmeceutical company Parke-Davis and was extensively used in the Vietnam War.

It has gained popularity in some areas (it is supposedly quite popular in New York clubs at the time of writing) although its use is still comparitively rare. The supply is thought to come mainly from opportunistic thefts from vets premises and vehicles as it is not, on the whole, stored on farms.

What are the effects?

Ketamine is called "dissociative" in action, which means that it feels as if the mind is "separated" from the body. Ketamine causes hallucinations (the user may feel as if they have entered another realtiy) and as an anaesthetic stops the user feeling pain, which could lead the user to cause unwitting injury to him or herself. Ketamine does not depress respiratory functions.

I recently received an e-mail from an anesthesiologist saying "Ketamine increases, not lowers heart rate. It has a sympathomemetic effect, meaning that it increases the effects of the sympathetic nervous activity, which results in: increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, increased cardiac output, bronchodilation, pupillary dilation, and other effects."

Like most anaesthetics, eating or drinking before taking ketamine may induce vomiting. Temporary paralysis has been reported in some users but is rare.

Tolerance to ketamine can be quickly built up if it is used regularly. It is not known whether ketamine use can lead to psychological or physical dependence, although both may be likely in some individuals.

How does one take Ketamine?

Ketamine usually comes as a liquid in its pharmaceutical form (stolen vets supplies will probably come in this form) although it is also found as a white powder or pill.

It can be either snorted or swallowed as a powder and either swallowed or injected as a liquid. Injectors usually inject into the muscles rather than a vein.

Reduce the Risk!

While low doses of Ketamine can increase heart-rate, higher doses depresses consciousness and breathing and is dangerous to combine with downers like alcohol, Valium or GHB.

Frequent disruptions in your consciousness can sometimes lead to neurosis.

Ketamine can cause a tremendous psychological dependence. The dissociation from one’s consciousness experienced with ketamine (entrance into "K-land") can be highly seductive, and there are many cases of ketamine addiction.

Ketamine is illegal and possession can result in long prison terms.

LSD

What is LSD?

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) is a hallucinogenic or psychedelic drug.

It is usually found absorbed into tiny pieces of paper called "blotter," but is sometimes found as a pure liquid or absorbed into a sugar cube. It is almost always swallowed.

LSD costs about $5 for a "hit."

What are the effects?

The LSD experience is usually described as a "trip" because it is like a journey to another place. This experience may be broken up into four 'phases':

The Onset - Approximately 30 minutes after ingestion, colors appear sharper, moving objects leave "trails" behind them, and flat surfaces may appear to "breathe."

The Plateau - Over the second hour, the effects become more intense. Imaginary visions can appear from nowhere--from shapes in smoke, to lines on the palms of the hand.

The Peak - Time is slowed almost to a standstill. Users may feel like they are in a different world, or a movie. For some this is profound and mystical, but it can be very frightening for others.

The Comedown - 5 or 6 hours after taking the drug the sensations begin to subside. After 8 hours, the trip is usually over, although residual effects may last until after sleep.

How does one take LSD?

Usually from a "TAB" or "BLOTTER" which can be a piece of paper or absorbment material which contains the LSD. This is usually taken orally.

Reduce the Risk!

LSD can trigger underlying mental problems and produce delusions, paranoia and schizophrenia-like symptoms.

It can also produce extreme anxiety states or panic attacks, not only while under the influence of the drug, but for some time after (flashbacks).

LSD can impair judgement. Users should not drive or operate machinery while under the influence of LSD.

LSD is illegal and possession can result in long prison terms. Supplying LSD to someone else (whether or not money was exchanged) carries even longer sentences.

Mushrooms

What are MUSHROOMS?

Magic mushrooms are mushrooms that contain psilocybin. Psilocybin is a psychedelic drug with effects similar to those of LSD.

Psilocybin mushrooms have been used by many indigenous cultures to induce altered states of consciousness during religious rituals.

What are the effects?

At low doses, magic mushrooms produce feelings of relaxation, not dissimilar to those of cannabis.

Users often report laughing a lot and finding things funnier than they would normally.

At higher doses, the experience is closer to that of LSD, intensifying colors and producing visual hallucinations and feelings of euphoria.

A mushroom "trip" tends to last about four to five hours.

Users often report the mushroom experience to be more "earthy" than other psychedelics, increasing emotional awareness and causing less psychological confusion.

Many users find the mushroom experience to be spiritually significant while others find it frightening.

How does one take MUSHROOMS?

Magic mushrooms are either eaten raw, mixed with food, or brewed into a tea. They can be eaten fresh or dried for later use.

There is no predictable way of estimating the amount of psilocybin in each mushroom. The amount is determined by the strain, size and age of the mushroom.

Starting with a small amount before deciding to take more can prevent having too strong a trip, and minimize the chance of being poisoned from the wrong type of mushroom.

Reduce the Risk!

The biggest danger associated with magic mushrooms is misidentification.

Some mushrooms are poisonous and cause stomach pains, vomiting, diarrhea and even death. Some users report getting sick even after ingesting real psilocybin varieties.

Magic Mushrooms can impair judgement. Driving while under the influence of mushrooms is dangerous.

Magic mushrooms, like all hallucinogens, can trigger underlying mental disorders and cause schizophrenic-type symptoms.

Users sometimes have "bad trips," which can include confusion, anxiety and panic. In rare instances, users can experience recurring episodes of anxiety and panic (flashbacks) days, weeks or even months after a bad trip.

Magic Mushrooms are illegal. Possession can result in long prison terms. Supplying mushrooms to someone else (whether or not money was exchanged) carries even longer sentences.

Nitrous Oxide

What is Nitrous Oxide?

Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) is a gas that has been safely used as a mild anesthetic in combination with oxygen for over a century. It is classified as a "dissociative anaesthetic."

Nitrous is legally available for over-the-counter sale, although in many states it is illegal to sell nitrous to a minor. Some states also have laws against inhaling nitrous for intoxication purposes.

Nitrous is most commonly sold in small canisters for use in making whipped cream ("whippits"), although it can also be purchased in large tanks.

What are the effects?

A lungful of nitrous oxide results in the temporary loss of motor control and a "dissociative" psychological effect, where sensations and perceptions become disconnected.

Users report a dreamy mental state, and may experience mild audio and visual hallucinations. The effects come on immediately and usually last less than a minute. Repeated inhalations of nitrous can extend and intensify the experience.

How does one take Nitrous?

Nitrous is always inhaled.

Users either inhale the gas directly from a tank or else dispense it first into balloons.

Reduce the Risk!

Nitrous produces an immediate loss of motor control. Stay seated if you are going to inhale nitrous. There have been many injuries and a few deaths from people who have fallen down after inhaling nitrous.

Your brain needs oxygen! Brain damage and suffocation can result from inhaling pure nitrous for an extended period of time.

Nitrous can be extremely cold when it comes out of the tank. Cold gas can burn the skin as well as the lips and throat. Dispensing the gas into a balloon and allowing it to warm up before inhaling it can reduce this risk.

High pressure levels in the tank can shoot the gas out at a dangerously fast speed and damage the lungs. Again, it is safer to inhale from a balloon than from a tank.

Nitrous can be psychologically addictive. While rare, many people have become addicted to nitrous and other dissociatives.

The regular use of nitrous can cause long-lasting numbness in the extremities and other neurological problems.

Speed

What is Speed?

Speed (amphetamine or methamphetamine) is a stimulant drug.

It produces alertness, confidence and raises levels of energy and stamina. It reduces appetite and lessens the desire and ability to sleep.

What are the effects?

Regular use can produce a need to increase the dose to get the same effect, and can lead to physical dependence on the drug.

Speed can produce a powerful craving for more of the drug. Long-term use can result in serious mental and physical problems.

How does one take SPEED?

Speed can be swallowed, snorted, smoked, or injected.

Swallowing is the safest method of using speed. The effects come on gradually and last longer than with other methods.

Snorting speed takes effect faster than swallowing but it can damage the nose.

Smoking speed takes effect immediately and can more easily lead to addiction.

Injecting is the riskiest method of using speed.

Reduce the Risk!

The 'comedown' off speed can make you feel tired, lethargic and depressed. This may tempt users to take more, and can lead to dependency.

Speed users are at higher HIV and hepatitis risk through unsafe sex and needle sharing. Although rare, speed can cause seizures, heart attacks, strokes, and death from overdose. Many users become physically run down, which leaves them susceptible to a wide range of illnesses.

Extended use of speed can cause psychosis. The user may think that everybody is out to get them, or that they are being followed or watched.

Mixing speed with other drugs, particularly other stimulants, can increase the risk of adverse reactions.

Speed is illegal. Possession can result in long prison terms.