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What to Know about Tropanes and Piperidines
Oct 3, 2018

Tropanes contain alkaloids, that is, a structure that contains nitrogen. Tropanes can be used for hallucinogenic purposes and have been associated with these effects throughout history. Some plants containing elements of tropanes are also used for medicinal purposes. For example, datura is a hallucinogenic plant from Mexico that has been used to decrease pain associated […]

How Are Benzofuran Drugs Abused?
Oct 2, 2018

Benzofurans are a type of psychoactive drug that are part of the amphetamine and phenylethylamine classes. They are known to produce feelings of euphoria and to stimulate the sympathetic nervous system, or the body’s system that is responsible for the instincts of flight or fight. A relatively new type of drug, little is known about […]

Are Their Dangers Associated to Methoxamine Use?
Oct 2, 2018

Methoxamine is a pharmaceutical drug developed for the treatment of hypotension, or low blood pressure. It increases systolic and diastolic blood pressure in patients who experience low blood pressure due to spinal anesthesia, hemorrhage, reaction to medicine, complications from surgery, or physical trauma or tumors. Methoxamine affects blood pressure by increasing the heart’s pumping power […]

Is the Drug MDXX Harmful?
Oct 2, 2018

MDXX is in a class of drugs that are derived from phenethylamines, which include psychoactive drugs that produce stimulant and psychedelic effects. MDXX is a drug that has hallucinogenic effects and acts as a stimulant. The reported effects of the drug include increases in energy and sensory perception, as well as heightened self-awareness and empathy. […]

The Effects and Dangers of K2
Apr 24, 2017

What is K2? K2 is a kind of synthetic cannabinoid that is also known as Spice. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), K2 and other synthetic cannabinoids are manmade chemicals that can alter a person’s mental state. These chemicals are usually sprayed onto some kind of plant material, which gives them a […]

Cathinone Abuse: A Dangerous Bath Salt with Deadly Side Effects
Mar 22, 2017

The substances are dangerous and have unpredictable side effects. However, many of these substances are still legal for import into the US because the molecules are not controlled under the Controlled Substances Act or the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). A few, like the famous bath salts and flakka, have been made illegal by the federal […]

Bath Salts Abuse and Addiction: Signs and Treatment
Mar 21, 2017

Bath salts in the current context do not refer to personal hygiene or bathing products found in local drugstores. Bath salts are manmade drugs that are chemically linked to the substance cathinone, a stimulant drug originating from the khat plant that grows in parts of Africa and the Middle East. People chew the leaves of […]

Spice Overdose and Side Effects 
Dec 28, 2016

What is Spice? Spice is not naturally made marijuana, which is why it is also called “fake weed” or “synthetic marijuana.” Manufacturers of Spice (mainly in Asia, but also in the US) make their phony products look like organic marijuana. These illicit manufacturers create different chemicals in a lab and then spray them on plant […]

2c-i, 2c-e, 2C-b Abuse: Understanding Research Chemicals
Jun 8, 2016

These are synthetic substances that mimic the effects of common illicit drugs but have been designed to bypass laws against similar intoxicants. 2C-B was outlawed in many nations in the late 1990s or early 2000s, only to be replaced with 2C-E and 2C-I, both of which were recently classified as Schedule I controlled substances in […]

Is Phenibut Addictive?
May 3, 2016

Phenibut is a supplement that has been used legally in Russia since the 1960s. People can buy it online in the United States. It has been used to medically treat anxiety, depression, insomnia, and post-traumatic stress disorder. In Russia, doctors have also used this substance to treat alcohol withdrawal and a variety of stress-related issues. […]

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