Uncommon Drugs

Nitrous Oxide

What is Nitrous Oxide? Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a clear, colorless, oxidizing liquefied gas with a slightly sweet odor. The product is stable at room temperature. While classified by the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) as a nonflammable gas, nitrous oxide will support combustion and can detonate at temperatures in excess of 650 °C [...]

Uncommon Drugs: 2C-E

2C-E is a synthetic psychedelic. It's very uncommon and doesn't have a long history of human use. The drug is commonly referred to as Europa. This drug has gained recent popularity among those who use psychedelics. The 2C chemical family was developed in the 1970s and 1980s by Alexander Shulgin, a psychopharmacologist known for popularizing [...]

Uncommon Drugs: AMT

Alpha-methyltryptamine (AMT) is a powerful stimulant hallucinogen that has recently been making an appearance at clubs and raves. AMT is part of a class of chemicals called tryptamines, which produce hallucinogenic effects, similar to that of LSD. AMT is taken orally or it can be smoked. The effects of 20 mg of AMT usually last [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:12:11+00:00 June 10th, 2014|Uncommon Drugs|0 Comments

Teen Inhalant Abuse is Decreasing

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) surveyed teenagers 12-17 years old on their use of inhalants. Inhalants are everyday items – like gasoline, glue, and spray paint – that people intentionally inhale in order to get high. Inhalants are so dangerous because most people have them lying around the house so they’re [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:16:52+00:00 March 20th, 2014|Drug Trends, Uncommon Drugs|0 Comments

Naloxone: A Second Chance at Life

Accidental drug or alcohol overdose is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Opiate use has also been increasing, which has contributed to a spike in heroin and prescription pill overdose deaths. People who abuse drugs are not always able to predict the adverse effects of the drugs. Even the “veteran” drug user can [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:16:57+00:00 March 17th, 2014|Addiction, Drug Trends, Uncommon Drugs|0 Comments

Kratom: It’s Legal, but is it Safe?

Kratom is a tropical deciduous and evergreen tree in the coffee family native to Southeast Asia in the Indochina and Malisia floristic regions.  Its leaves are used for medicinal properties.  It is psychoactive, and leaves are chewed to uplift mood and to treat health problems. Kratom is indigenous to Thailand yet it has been outlawed [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:17:06+00:00 March 5th, 2014|Uncommon Drugs|0 Comments

The N-Bomb

Every few months it seems that a new drug becomes popular in the mainstream media. Usually, this is a result of hospitalizations and even deaths of those who chose to use the drug. Right now, a new hallucinogen is being sold across the USA. It’s called the N-bomb. It’s a synthetic drug that is similar [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:18:02+00:00 January 22nd, 2014|Drug Trends, Uncommon Drugs|Comments Off on The N-Bomb

Uncommon Drugs: Khat

There are many plants and fungi on our planet that, when consumed, can cause many different euphoric or mood altering affects. Some of these plants and fungi are well known in the west. Some of these plants /fungi are drugs like psychedelic mushrooms, marijuana, opium, and even coca leaves from South America. These drugs are [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:18:52+00:00 December 13th, 2013|Drug Trends, Uncommon Drugs|Comments Off on Uncommon Drugs: Khat

Peyote

There are many different substances in the world which, when taken by a human, can have mind-altering effects. Some of these substance are common drugs like cocaine, alcohol, and LSD. There are also uncommon substances from plants, fungi, and even animals which can produce the same effects as the more common street drugs. In the [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:19:12+00:00 December 3rd, 2013|Drug Trends, Uncommon Drugs|Comments Off on Peyote

Krokodil

Note: Krokodil causes extreme skin disfigurements which may be disturbing for some people. There are no pictures of krokodil users in this post. Every couple of years there is a new drug trend which grows and grows until it’s picked up by the mainstream media. Krokodil (pronounced like crocodile) is one of these drugs – [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:20:00+00:00 October 21st, 2013|Addiction, Drug Trends, Uncommon Drugs|Comments Off on Krokodil