Oxycodone, sold under the brand name OxyContin among others, is an opioid medication used for treatment of moderate to severe pain, ...
Onset of action: IR: 10–30 minutes; CR: 1 hour
Bioavailability: By mouth: 60–87%
Duration of action: By mouth (IR): 3–6 hrs; By mouth (CR): 10–12 hrs
Trade names: OxyContin, others
A powerful stimulant that’s often compared to drugs like cocaine and ecstasy.
What does it look like?
A very fine white powder
A very fine off-white or yellowish powder
Mephedrone was first sold over the internet as an alternative to drugs like speed, ecstasy and cocaine. Dealers sold the drug as ‘plant food’ or ‘bath salts’ and labelled it ‘not for human consumption’ to get around the law.
What does it taste/smell like?
People have compared the smell to cat pee and exhaust fumes, and say that it tastes foul and metallic.
How do people take it?
By snorting it
Snorting is the most common way of taking mephedrone.
By swallowing it in ‘bombs’
Some people wrap the powder in a cigarette paper and swallow it (known as ‘bombing’).
By taking capsules and pills
It can also be found in capsules and tablets, but this is much less common.
Hexen, or HexEn (N-Ethylhexedrone), is a synthetic drug that is classified as a synthetic cathinone. Its psychoactive effects are often compared to those of cocaine, including crack cocaine or substances such as MVP that occur in various designer drugs. Hexen may be a substance that is referred to by various media sources as bath salts as well. The drug appears to have been available since as a research chemical.
Cathinones are stimulants that produce:
Extreme talkativeness and sociability
Accelerated thought processes
Loss of inhibitions
These drugs are believed to affect the reuptake of the neurotransmitters norepinephrine and dopamine, although in the case of Hexen, this has yet to be scientifically studied. There is very little empirical evidence on Hexen.
Although many synthetic cathinones are listed as Schedule I controlled substances, the actual legal status of Hexen is uncertain. It is not listed as controlled substance by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) at the time of this writing. However, it could be banned under the Federal Drug Analog Act. The drug is typically purchased online as a designer drug or research drug, and it is available as a white powder or in the form of crystals.
Methamphetamine is a powerful, highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. Also known as meth, blue, ice, and crystal, among many other terms, it takes the form of a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water or alcohol.36,37
Methamphetamine was developed early in the 20th century from its parent drug, amphetamine, and was used originally in nasal decongestants and bronchial inhalers. Like amphetamine, methamphetamine causes increased activity and talkativeness, decreased appetite, and a pleasurable sense of well-being or euphoria. However, methamphetamine differs from amphetamine in that, at comparable doses, much greater amounts of the drug get into the brain, making it a more potent stimulant.38 It also has longer-lasting and more harmful effects on the central nervous system.39 These characteristics make it a drug with high potential for widespread misuse.
Methamphetamine has been classified by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule II stimulant, which makes it legally available only through a nonrefillable prescription. Medically it may be indicated for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and as a short-term component of weight-loss treatments, but these uses are limited and it is rarely prescribed; also, the prescribed doses are far lower than those typically misused.40
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