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Comparing GHB to GBL: What Are the Similarities and Differences?
Oct 12, 2018

GHB and GBL are two closely related drugs. They are often used recreationally in club settings to achieve a euphoric, disinhibiting effect and by bodybuilders to promote production of a growth hormone. What Is GHB? Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is found naturally – in small amounts – in human cells. It is a neurotransmitter and also affects […]

How Long Does GHB Stay in Your System?
Oct 12, 2018

GHB, or gamma-hydroxybutyrate, is a central nervous system depressant drug that is often used at parties or in clubs. It comes in the form of a colorless liquid or white powder and is ingested orally. Known as a date rape drug, GHB is often dissolved in alcoholic drinks and given to people without them knowing. […]

Is Ecstasy (MDMA) Addictive?
Jul 30, 2018

According to one of the major works on the drug ecstasy, (MDMA), the 1989 book Ecstasy: The Clinical, Pharmacological, and Neurotoxicological Effects of the Drug MDMA, ecstasy is a drug that has mixed effects and generally classified as a dissociative hallucinogenic drug. The effects of the drug depend on the dose taken. It can produce […]

Adulterants and Additives in Substances
Jun 2, 2017

One study tested illicit drugs for adulterants and found that between 89% and 97% of them contained additional substances, including fentanyl, cocaine, heroin, and more.1 This page covers adulterated substances, the dangers associated with these contaminated drugs, and how to get help for a substance use disorder. What Are Commonly Adulterated Substances? The term adulterant […]

Physical, Mental, and Behavioral Effects of Ecstasy
Apr 27, 2017

What Is Ecstasy? Ecstasy is the name commonly used to describe 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA.1 It’s an illegal, synthetic drug, with properties of both a stimulant drug like amphetamines and a hallucinogenic substance such as LSD.2 Classified as a Schedule I drug by the Controlled Substances Act means that ecstasy has a high potential for misuse […]

Ecstasy Withdrawal Symptoms, Timeline & Detox Treatment
Mar 22, 2017

What is Ecstasy? Ecstasy, or 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA), is a manmade, psychoactive drug that has both stimulant and hallucinogenic properties.1,2 Its intoxicating properties can have an energizing effect, distort perceptions and time, and increase pleasure from sensory experiences.1 Ecstasy may be referred to as MDMA, Molly, X, and more. Ecstasy Withdrawal Symptoms The effects of ecstasy […]

Molly (MDMA) Addiction: Signs, Effects & Treatment
Mar 15, 2017

MDMA (3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) goes by a number of different street names, including Molly, ecstasy, and XTC. MDMA is a synthetic drug that has stimulant and hallucinogenic properties. The drug was initially used in the treatment of a number of psychological issues, and there is still ongoing research investigating its potential utility in this context, but […]

GHB Misuse, Addiction, and Rehab Treatment
May 2, 2016

GHB can be a potentially dangerous substance—especially if it’s used at higher doses or for long periods of time—which can cause overdose, seizures, coma, and death.2,3 If you or a loved one use GHB and want to stop, know that treatment can help you start the path to recovery.4 What is GHB? GHB that is […]

Withdrawal Symptoms & Timelines for Club Drugs
Apr 7, 2016

According to the MedlinePlus, club drugs include GHB, LSD, ketamine, MDMA, methamphetamine, and Rohypnol. Withdrawal timelines from these drugs vary according to the specific drug, particulars of the individual, and other factors. GHB Withdrawal GHB (gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid) is a metabolite that acts as a central nervous system depressant and is chemically similar to the inhibitory […]

Ecstasy Addiction, Symptoms, and Rehab Treatment
Mar 2, 2016

Continue reading to learn more about ecstasy, its potential for addiction, its side effects, and treatment options for its misuse. What Is Ecstasy? Ecstasy refers to the street name of 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine, or MDMA.1 Also known as Molly, XTC, E, X, beans, and Adam, ecstasy is classified as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances […]

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