What to take into consideration
This information is for educational purposes, it is in no way intended to promote the use of drugs. Knowledge is power.
Don't take drugs from strangers, especially in a place where you are not safe. You never know what they are really giving you.
different types of drugs
The Most Common Drugs, many are Psychedelics:
MDMA (Ecstasy, Molly)
Quite dangerous but natural: Datura, Morning Glory Seeds, not very popular because people die from these
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.
This non-profit organization has information on many psychoactives:
We need to recognize that drugs may be dangerous depending on the dose of the drug and the person using it. When drugs are mixed, the effects can be worse. Countries that see declines in drug use offer medical care to drug addicted people since most people end up wanting to quit but struggle with getting that to happen. The urge to have the drug can be stronger than other thing's in a person's life and they might find themselves stealing or doing things they would never otherwise do just to get high one more time.
Drugs that are less dangerous may be laced with hard drugs so questioning the source is very important.
If one is to take a drug, it is important it think about the surroundings. How safe is the location? Are you with well meaning people? Drugs that are distributed by strangers are rarely good, they might be testing a batch to see if it is deadly or might be trying to get people into a vulnerable state to then take advantage of them.
Hard drugs are addictive substances and people end up having a very hard time when they want to stop. The bad withdrawal effects lead users to seek more of the drug to relieve the withdrawal.
Mixing opiates and alcohol is particularly bad, a person can stop breathing and die because their nervous system may be depressed to the point of no longer sending the signal to the lungs to breathe.
Hard drugs can be prescribed Medication or street pressed versions of prescription medication
Opiates (heroin,hydrocodone (Vicodin)
Oxycodone (Oxycontin,Percocet), morphine)
New substances to worry about
Very dangerous and relatively new drugs:
Bath Salts/ Flakka
Fentanyl and Carfentanyl
Carfentanyl is dangerous and may cause death with very small amounts.
Lethal Amounts of Fentanyl:
Narcan can be bought at a pharmacy and can stop an Opioid overdose
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.
We are learning more about addiction and how to treat it as a medical illness
Drugs have similar chemical components
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) C21H30O2
Salvia Divinorum C23H28O8
Plant sugar sucrose C12H22O11
Small differences can lead to a person not breathing.
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