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Guide to Synthetic Drugs

Synthetic drugs are intoxicating substances manufactured to have properties similar to known hallucinogens or narcotics, but different enough to be considered legal substances that can be sold in retail stores. Although...

Ecstasy (MDMA) Detox and Withdrawal

The Club Drug Ecstasy Ecstasy is a chemical compound called 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, also known as MDMA and alternatively referred to as Molly. As implied by the name, the drug is related...

Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of Hallucinogens

Hallucinogens make up a class of drugs that 1.2 million Americans were currently using at the time of the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health(NSDUH). These drugs cause individuals...

Salvia Addiction and Withdrawal

Salvia comes from the Salvia divinorum plant native to regions of South and Central America, namely in the Sierra Mazateca region of Oaxaca, Mexico, where it has long been used by the...

What Is Psilocybin? (Mushrooms)

Psychedelic substances have been around for centuries, used in religious ceremonies and in some cultures to induce a spiritual awakening or experience. Psilocybin is one of these such substances that...

Hallucinogen-Induced Persistent Perception Disorder (HIPPD): What is HPPD?

Abusing drugs usually has consequences to health – both mental and physical – that can persist long after drug use stops. These health consequences are often related directly to the...

Peyote Use and Abuse

Hallucinogens have been used over many centuries for spiritual and recreational pursuits. While many hallucinogens today are artificially made, the original hallucinogens came from plants or fungi, such as mushrooms,...

Hallucinogens: What Are They?

People begin to abuse illicit drugs for a wide range of reasons. Some choose drugs that will relax them, like opiates or alcohol, while others select stimulant drugs, like cocaine...

Facts and Effects of MDMA/Ecstasy

According to the book Ecstasy: The Clinical, Pharmacological and Neurotoxicological Effects of the Drug MDMA, ecstasy (MDMA: 3, 4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine) is a drug that has the properties of both amphetamines (stimulant drugs/medications)...

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