Before you do some variant of suspicious drug your friend has offered you at that party, consider looking at this list before you get yourself some time with the police.
Marijuana, also known as weed, THC, blunt, dope and cannabis, is a drug that can be either smoked or swallowed, though it is most commonly smoked. It is made from the leaves of a cannabis plant and contains the chemical THC, which is what gives the user the high they crave.
Common effects from the drug include euphoria, relaxation, a distorted sensory perception, increased heart rate, anxiety, and panic attacks to name a few. Short term effects of Marijuana include temporary memory loss and problems understanding the passage of time. Though it can have long term effects on your memory and learning capability.
LSD, also known as yellow sunshine or blue heaven, is classified as a hallucinogen that can be swallowed or absorbed into the tissue of the mouth. Acute effects of the drug include altered states of reality, distorted perception, and feelings. It can also cause hallucinations and nausea. Users may also experience increased body temperature, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure and a loss of appetite. After extreme use, you may experience dizziness, weakness, tremors, impulsive behavior and even rapid mood shifts.
Health risks include flashbacks and the possibility of developing Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder.
Magic Mushrooms, also known as shrooms, little smoke, and Psilocybin, is a hallucinogen that is swallowed. It causes altered states of perception, nausea, and hallucinations. It can also cause nervousness, paranoia and panic attacks.
Those who take magic mushrooms tend to have a more "open" personality after their experience, an effect that can persist for at least 14 months. This change can cause users to have an appreciation for new experiences, broader imagination, and a greater curiosity when there used to be none. This type of change is unusual since most people don’t have such a change in personality after adolescence.
Ecstasy, also known as MDMA and uppers, is a club drug that can cause mild hallucinogenic, increased tactile sensitivity, empathic feelings, and lowered inhibitions. You can also experience anxiety, chills, sweating and muscle cramping while on this drug.
Some health risks include sleep disturbances, depression, impaired memory, and addiction. If you overdose on Ecstasy, you could experience high blood pressure, lightheadedness, panic attacks, loss of consciousness, extreme increase in body temperature and even seizures. This drug can cause you to become dehydrated and exhausted which can lead to serious illness or even death.
Heroin, or also known as China White, is an opioid drug created from morphine, a source derived from a seed pod of poppy plants. People usually intake this drug by injecting, sniffing, snorting, or smoking. The effects of heroin are caused by it entering the brain and binds opioid receptors on cells, in areas such as pain/ pleasure, controlling heart rate, sleeping, and breathing. Some short term effects can be nausea, vomiting , cloudy mind, inconsistent consciousness. Long term effects could be insomnia, liver/ kidney disease, abscesses and collapsed veins to name a few.
Cocaine, or also labeled as the term "crack", is an extremely addictive drug that is created from the leaves of coca plants. It can be identified as looking like a thin white powder. Its usually entered through the body by snorting it through the nostrils or rubbing in the gums.
Some of the short term effects of crack can be included of, extreme happiness and energy, irritability, paranoia. This drug makes you restless and will dilate your pupils. Long term effects can be things such as loss of smell and nosebleeds.
Rohypnol can be considered as a tranquilizer. The effects are very obvious as it is put in drinks and substances, when consumed causes the victim to collapse. When in full action this drug can and will do loss of muscle control, confusion, drowsiness and amnesia.
Though it is labeled as a "sleeping pill" in Europe and Latin America, its illegal in United States due to its excessive use as a rape drug. It cant be identified if its already diluted in a substance, but can be identifed using certain Rohypnol identifying technology.
Anabolic Steroids, or what is referred to as Stackers, is a synthetic variation of the male sex hormone testosterone. The term "Anabolic" refers to the building of muscle. Though the drug was used for treating hormonal problems, it was commonly misused. People can use them by injecting them into the muscles or rubbing on like a cream, but using 10 to 100 times higher doses than medically advised. The misuse of this drug can lead to, paranoia, aggression and irritability, delusions and mania. But it can also cause more serious effects such as kidney and liver problems, and physical effects like baldness and deepens the voice.