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IN Lifestyle ON 03 Aug, 2016
A drug is any substance other than food, which when inhaled, injected, smoked, consumed, or absorbed via skin causes a physiological change in the body. Drugs have become so significant of a fad amongst young people that they even share their "Trip Reports" of the experiences they had under the influence on discussion boards and forums. Which makes it an immense market which is only going to grow with each passing generation. People are constantly experimenting with the different chemical compositions or making new ones for the greater high and unique spiritual experiences.
You have most likely heard of popular drugs like Cocaine, Methamphetamine, LSD et cetera but not about their lesser known cousins that have scarier after effects.
Biologically known as Hyoscine hydrobromide, The Devil's Breath comes from Borrachero tree which can be found in Columbia. The flowers of the tree are converted into an odorless and colorless powdered form. The drug is popular among Columbian criminals. The after effects of the drug include unconsciousness and amnesia.The victim will do whatever asked of them and will not remember the events that happened whilst under the influence of the drug.
In early 20th century, it was also proposed to be used as a Truth serum in criminal investigations but was later dropped because of the side effects.
6-APB commonly known as 'Benzo Fury' is a recreational drug like speed and ecstasy. It is sold in the form of colored tablets or pellets. Consumption of this drug results in feelings of excitement, euphoria, empathy, stimulation and increased energy, with visual and auditory hallucinations.
Despite being tagged as 'Not for human consumption' it was made legal in the name of research purposes.
Diisopropyltryptamine also known as 'Dipt' is a psychedelic hallucinogenic drug having auditory effects unlike most of the drugs which have visual hallucinogenic effects. The effects include hearing voices, distorted music, general confusion and ringing ears that last up to two weeks.
Overdose may cause Hypothermia, lack of coordination and confusion.
Also known as Ayahuasca, this drug is locally brewed from caapi vine in Amazonia (South America). It also has a traditional value amongst the locals where it is made. People who consume Yage report having spiritual enlightenment about their existence.
Nausea, diarrhea, emotional and psychological distress are the side effects commonly known to have caused by this drug.
The Drug is nicknamed Fly because its molecular structure looks like a Dragonfly. This drug is considered an extremely potent hallucinogen yet slightly less potent than LSD. It has an extremely long trip duration of 1-3 days. Though it is identified as a research chemical not fit for human consumption but that does not stop people overdosing on it.
Some of the potential negative effects that the victims have reported include prolonged hallucinations and euphoria, flashback, anxiety, severe insomnia and delusions.
Jenkem is the crappiest of all the drugs listed here literally 'the crappiest' because it is made from human waste. It was popular on Zambian streets as 'Butt Hash'. They would put the feces and urine in a jar and cover it with a balloon then let it ferment out in the sun, then afterward they would inhale the fumes created. The unhygienic conditions of its production increase the risk from diseases such as salmonella, hepatitis A, pinworm infection, diarrhea, Norwalk virus and different gastrointestinal infections.
DNP is short for Dinitrophenol, generally used for commercial purposes as an antiseptic and pesticide, oral consumption may result in increased metabolic rate, nausea, vomiting, sweating, dizziness, headache and loss of weight. Because of increased basal metabolic rate the drug was widely marketed as a "Diet Drug" resulting in people with body image issues buying into the idea of shortcut for a thinner ideal body.
This Drug is a super strong synthetic version of Marijuana. Developed by the US army as a non-lethal alternative to weapons. It is so potent that just 3 mg of the DMHP could make a healthy group of soldiers numb for 3 hours. Unmonitored dosage may lead to hypotension, severe dizziness, fainting, ataxia and muscle weakness.
It is also known as M99. Etorphine's potency is 1000-3000 times that of morphine. It is so effective that it is used as a veterinary sedative to knock out large mammals, 1/100th of a gram of etorphine can put an elephant to sleep, let alone using it as a recreational drug.
Simple contact of etorphine with human skin results in an overdose.
Desomorphine also known as 'Krokodil' is a cheaply made synthetic morphine. It looks like a brown slug and has effects like heroine whereas the side effects are far more severe which dries the victim's skin and makes it look like a crocodile's, that is where the drug gets its name from 'Krokodil'
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