Rarely abused drugs – 4: Rohypnol

May 29, 2017 in Addiction, Drug Addiction, synthetic drugs

Historically, people have been using a plethora of drugs to get the feelings of euphoria or change the way they feel. People get hooked on to a variety of drugs, be it illegal ones like cocaine, heroin or marijuana or legal substances such as tobacco or alcohol. However, there are individuals who use medicines that are used to treat illness as a drug of abuse. While most people get addicted to commonly available prescription drugs such as opioids (pain relievers), central nervous system (CNS) depressants and stimulants, there are many people whose life revolves around some of the rare medications which though less common or unheard of, can produce a similar “paralyzing” effect.

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 Types of synthetic drugs – Part 4: Fighting addiction to synthetic psychedelics

December 07, 2016 in synthetic drugs

Psychedelics, popularly known as hallucinogens, are taken mostly because of their ability to create an apparent expansion of consciousness. Naturally occurring psychedelics have been in vogue for many centuries, but their synthetic counterparts are relatively more recent and their effects are mostly unknown. Synthetic psychedelics became popular after the U.S. government banned the sale of naturally occurring psychedelics like mushrooms, peyote and ayahuasca in the 1970s. Drug abusers turned to chemists for alternative options which gave way to a huge market for synthetics like:

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