Tuesday, May 23, 2006

A surface look at Psychotropic Drugs - Pt I

Yup its Exam time again and i thought .. What the hell ..mightaswell blog :D . Ive been hearing (and seeing? ) A lot on Weed and marijuana lately. All i knew was that they were just Drugs . So one day i decided to enlighten myself , so i checked it out on the net .This here is some stuff i found on it !!! Its about various psychotropic Drugs !!(Yeah dude , the stuff ur weird neighbour snorts!! ) its Divided into 2 parts Cuz as just one post , its WAAY too huge ( Not surprising huh :D !!)
The descriptions are taken straight out of Websites and has Zero contribution from me!!!! So it might be a lot more boring than my usual boring posts !!!

1)Ecstacy

The original designer drug. Ecstasy shot to fame in the early 90's as the rave culture took off and clubbers took it to stay awake and dance for hours. An estimated 500,000* people take it every weekend.Pure Ecstasy is a white crystalline powder known to chemists as MDMA. Ecstasy sold on the street is usually in tablet form although it's getting more common to see it sold as powder. E's come in all sorts of colours and some of them have pictures or logos stamped into them.
They are usually swallowed although some people do smoke or snort them.
The effects take about half an hour to kick in and tend to last between 3 to 6 hours, followed by a gradual comedown. It's the drug of choice for many clubbers and 4% of 16-25 year olds have taken some in the last 3 months.
People have been known to take another E because they haven't come up. The danger is both E's kick in and you have a double dose to deal with
AKA :- E, pills, brownies, burgers, disco biscuits, hug drug, 'Mitsubishi's', 'Rolex's', 'Dolphin's', XTC

2)LSD

LSD or Lysergic Acid Diethylamide is a hallucinogenic drug originally derived from ergot, a fungus found growing wild on rye and other grasses. It's commonly called acid. The experience is known as a trip and these trips can be good or bad. A good trip can be a lot of fun. A bad trip is your worst nightmare come to life.
As a street drug it's usually sold as tiny squares of paper, usually with pictures on them. But it can be found as a liquid or as tiny pellets.
A trip can take from 20 minutes to an hour to start and usually lasts about 12 hours. Once it's started you can't stop it. And until you take a tab of acid you can't tell how strong it is or how it's going to affect you.
AKA - Acid, blotter, cheer, dots, drop, flash, hawk, L, lightening flash, liquid acid, Lucy, micro dot, paper mushrooms, rainbows, smilies, stars, tab, trips, tripper, window. Sometimes LSD is known by the pictures on them e.g strawberries.

3)Speed

Speed is the street name for Amphetamine. Like coke it's a stimulant that people take to keep them awake and alert. It's Britain's least pure illegal drug. It's often taken along with E.
Amphetamines like speed are usually sold in wraps like cocaine. The powder is off-white or pinkish and can sometimes look like small crystals. Base speed is purer and is a pinkish-grey colour and feels like putty.
Crystal Meth (Methamphetamine or Methylamphetamine) is processed speed that looks like off-white rocks or crystals. Both Speed and Crystal Meth are Amphetamines although Crystal Meth is able to be smoked, it is much stronger and more likely to lead to dependence.
Prescription amphetamines like dexamphetamine are usually small white pills.
Speed's either dabbed onto the gums or sniffed in lines like cocaine using a rolled up bank note. Sometimes it's rolled up in cigarette paper and swallowed. This is called a speedbomb. It can be mixed in drinks, or injected and methamphetamine can be smoked in its 'crystal' form.
The effects kick in after about half an hour if ingested but much quicker if injected or smoked (methamphetamine) and can last for up to six hours. But it all depends on the quality of the speed. The high is followed by a long slow comedown.
AKA Amphetamine Sulphate, Phet, Billy, Whizz, Sulph, Base, Amphetamine, Paste, Dexamphetamine, Dexies, Dexedrine.

4)Poppers

Poppers are small bottles filled with liquid chemicals called alkyl nitrites. They were used at the turn of the century for people suffering from chest pains. Nitrites like Amyl Nitrite dilate the blood vessels and allow more blood to get to the heart.
They're usually sniffed straight from the bottle and deliver a short, sharp high. Poppers are sold in sex shops, clubs and gay bars.
Nitrites originally came as small glass capsules that were popped open, hence the name. Nowadays they're available in small bottles with brand names like Ram, Thrust and Rock Hard. One big sniff and you can feel the effects. They fade after a couple of minutes.
AKA Amyl nitrite, butyl nitrite, isobutyl nitrite, Ram, Thrust, Rock Hard, Kix, TNT, Liquid Gold

5)Crack

Crack is a smokeable form of Cocaine that's made into small lumps or rocks. It's called crack because it makes a crackling sound when it's being burnt. It's a stimulant with short-lived effects and it's properly addictive.
A rock of crack is about the size of a raisin. It's usually smoked in a pipe, glass tube, plastic bottle or in foil. Most people take it this way and it's known as freebasing. Although it can be injected.
AKA rocks, wash, stones, pebbles, base, freebase.

7 comments:

Rajiv Nair said...

u seen very enlightened abt this opic:D:D:D

Rockus said...

Side Effect of E is that it causes loss of body water...sometimes people die in dance floors because of exhaustion and lack of water...they are too high to just get some...

Speed is actually a stimulant...nowadays very popular in High class society in India...it increases brain power as many nerves are activated...but downside is the irreparable damage to the nervous system...some students take it to excel in academics and managers take it to increase performance when they are over 35...

Crack is an impure form of cocaine and hence affordable...
1 g of coke costs 3500 in Mumbai but crack costs much less and is a potential menace as usage may spread to the lower strata of society as well...

shadow said...

@daredevil .... :D :D
@Rockus..... Dude i wanted to put in a detailed list of side effects of each drug....But then now itself the post looks Waaay big

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info on poppers. Been a user for years. Love them. My wife loves them even more!

I've read a lot, and the best site for information about the safety of poppers is here: http://www.allaboutpoppers.com/

Thanks again for the info.

William and Angie