Category Archives: Drug Information

GHB

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 ... Read more
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Alcohol

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 for thousands of years by cultures around the ... Read more
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Tobacco

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 tobacco used? Tobacco leaf is ... Read more
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Ketamine

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 ... Read more
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DXM

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 control (your legs may feel wobbly or, at very high ... Read more
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PCP

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 a Schedule II controlled substance in ... Read more
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Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous Oxide
What is Nitrous Oxide? Nitrous oxide (a.k.a., “nitrous”) belongs to a class of drugs called “dissociative anesthetics,” which separate perception from sensation. Other drugs in this category include ketamine, PCP and DXM. Nitrous oxide has been used medically as a mild anesthetic in combination with oxygen for over a century, most commonly in dentistry. ... Read more
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Poppers

Poppers
What are poppers? “Poppers” is a slang term for a class of chemicals called “alkyl nitrites” or simply “nitrites.” Nitrites are used medically for the treatment of angina and other heart conditions, as they dilate blood vessels and allow blood to flow more easily to the heart. Recreationally, they are sold in little bottles as “video head ... Read more
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Heroin

Heroin
What is heroin? Heroin, or diacetylmorphine, is made from the opium poppy. It belongs to a class of drugs known as opiates, along with opium, codeine, morphine and many others. Opiates bind to opiate receptors in the brain. The body’s natural opiates are called endorphins. Heroin can come in a white or brownish powder (a.k.a., “China White”) or as a dark ... Read more
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