this week we will talk about the effects of drugs
The Most Popular Drugs:
MDMA (Ecstasy, Molly)
Quite dangerous but natural: Datura, Morning Glory Seeds
A psychoactive drug or psychotropic substance is a chemical substance that acts primarily upon the central nervous system where it alters brain function, resulting in temporary changes in perception, mood, consciousness and behavior.
psychedelics for mental health, research
shamanic ethnobotanical plants
Shamanism is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to perceive and interact with what they believe to be a spirit world and channel these transcendental energies into this world.
Ethnobotany is the study of a region's plants and their practical uses through the traditional knowledge of a local culture and people. An ethnobotanist thus strives to document the local customs involving the practical uses of local flora for many aspects of life, such as plants as medicines, foods, and clothing.
Entheogen a class of psychoactive substances that induce any type of spiritual experience aimed at development. The term entheogen is often chosen to contrast recreational use of the same drugs.
anything you consider with psychedelics you can consider without psychedelics. You are here now and do not need anything from outside of you.
This class is here to offer perspectives that you can take into consideration.
meditation vs drugs
The Difference Between Cannabinoids and Terpenes
Not all parts of cannabis are psychoactive:
Organization that helps with awareness of the effects of psychedelic drugs:
countries that have legalized/regulated
Opiates (heroin,hydrocodone (Vicodin)
Oxycodone (Oxycontin,Percocet), morphine)
cocaine, crack, meth
Narcotic: can treat severe pain. High risk for addiction and dependence. Can cause respiratory distress and death when taken in high doses or when combined with other substances, especially alcohol.
methadone and suboxone
Ketamine. (may be called K2), K-Hole
Dissociatives produce hallucinogenic effects, which may include sensory deprivation, dissociation, hallucinations, and dream-like states or trances.
Cause their effects by disrupting the actions of the brain chemical glutamate at certain types of receptors—called N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors—on nerve cells throughout the brain (Morgan, 2012; Morris, 2005).
Salvia divinorum works differently. While classified as a dissociative drug, salvia causes its effects by activating the kappa opioid receptor on nerve cells (Cunningham, 2011; MacLean, 2013). These receptors differ from those activated by the more commonly known opioids such as heroin and morphine.
The really really really bad drugs
Bath Salts/ Flakka
how to help someone who is struggling with addiction
Meet them where they are, listen to them, let them know that they are not alone, ask them what they need, connect them to local resources.
Addiction can happen to any person, any time.
Some Consider These Drugs:
Over the counter medication
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) C21H30O2
Salvia Divinorum C23H28O8
Plant sugar sucrose C12H22O11
Getting High On HIV Medication (Full Documentary)
Hamilton Morris travels to South Africa to interview efavirenz users and dealers and study how the life-saving medicine became part of a dangerous cocktail called "nyaope."
PS: It has rat poison, strychnine.