Drug Information

MDMA

MDMA belongs to a family of drugs called "entactogens," which literally means "touching within." Other drugs in this category include MDA, MDE and MBDB. Before it was made illegal in 1985, MDMA was used by psychiatrists as a therapeutic tool. Studies are currently underway in several countries including the...

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Cocaine

What is Cocaine? Cocaine Hydrochloride is a bitter, numbing, white powder derived from the leaves of the coca plant, which grows mainly in South America. Until 1929, Coca-Cola contain cocaine (hence the name) and so did many other How is Cocaine used? The leaves of the coca plant can be chewed or made...

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MDPV

What is MDPV? MDPV is 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (“MDPK”, “Bath Salts”). It is a pure white to light-brown hygroscopic, clumpy powder with a slight odor. It has been observed to rapidly degrade and change properties when exposed to air. How is it Used? MDPV is most often snorted. It can also be smoked or...

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Marijuana

What is marijuana? Marijuana, in all its forms, comes from the cannabis plant. Cannabis contains one major psychoactive compound, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), as well as Cannabidiol (CBD) and at least 60 minor related chemicals. The dried buds of the female plant contain the highest concentration of psychoactive compounds in a naturally occurring product....

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GHB

What is GHB? GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant that produces an alcohol-like intoxication. Almost always consumed orally, GHB comes in liquid form and has a salty-soapy taste. GHB is used medically for the treatment of narcolepsy, and is also a naturally-occurring brain chemical or neurotransmitter. Two industrial chemicals, GBL...

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Alcohol

What is alcohol? Liquid alcohol (a.k.a, “ethyl alcohol” or “ethanol”) is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant drug. Alcohol is a natural product of fermenting sugars. It is usually made from grains such as hops, barley, rice and fruits, but it can also be made from other plants. Alcohol has been used...

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Tobacco

What is Tobacco? Tobacco comes from one of seventy different commercially grown plants of the nightshade family and contains the stimulant drug, nicotine. Tobacco is indigenous to the New World, and was not introduced to Europe until the 1500s, although its use among Pre-Columbian cultures dates back thousands of years. How is...

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Ketamine

What is Ketamine? Ketamine hydrochloride (a.k.a, ”Special K" or "K") belongs to a class of drugs called "dissociative anesthetics" that separate perception from sensation. Other drugs in this category include PCP, DXM and nitrous oxide. Ketamine was originally created for use as an anesthetic, and is still used today for general...

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DXM

What is DXM? DXM is dextromethorphan. It is a legal cough suppressant found in many over-the-counter cough syrups. In high doses, it acts as a "dissociative anesthetic" like ketamine or PCP. A high dose will cause you to feel very spacey and "out of it," and you may lose motor...

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PCP

What is PCP? PCP, or Phencyclidine, also known as Angel Dust, is a dissociative anesthetic first synthesized in 1926 and tested after WWII as a surgical anesthetic. It is classified as a “dissociative anesthetic". It is has a similar method of action as ketamine, both working as NMDA receptor antagonists. PCP is...

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