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Synthetic Marijuana Guide

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), synthetic marijuana (often labeled as synthetic cannabinoid products because they attach to the same receptors in the brain as cannabis products) is synthetically produced. These products are marketed as liquids to be used in e-cigarettes or vaporized, or added to dried plant material to be vaped […]

Meth Guide

Methamphetamine (crystal meth, meth, crank, glass, ice, etc.) is a man-made form of the central nervous system stimulant drug d-methamphetamine. The synthetic form of the drug often appears as if it is simply shards of broken glass or as white or bluish white rocks (hence, some of the above street names for the drug). Abusers […]

An Overview of Ecstasy Use & Abuse

Molly, the love drug, XTC, X, Adam, hug beans, E, Eve, and ecstasy are all names for MDMA, which is 3,4-dimethylenemethamphetamine, a drug that has both stimulant and hallucinogenic properties. Stimulant drugs increase energy, focus, alertness, and body temperature while also raising blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration levels. Stimulants also decrease appetite and the […]

LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide) Guide

A number of drugs have been discovered by accident. One of the most famous cases of accidental discovery of a compound is the discovery of the hallucinogenic drug LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide). The drug was one of many compounds developed from the parasitic fungus ergot in the 1930s to assist in the process of childbirth. […]