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Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction Drug addiction is a chronic, and often relapsing of the brain, a disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the drug addict and friends and family. Drug addiction is a disease of the brain because the abuse of drugs leads to changes in the...

Cannabis

What is Cannabis Cannabis refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. The plant contains the mind-altering chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other related compounds. Extracts with high amounts of THC can also be made from the cannabis plant. Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit...

Smuggling Methods

Smuggling Methods Smuggling methods, bringing illegal drugs into the Unites States and many parts of the world vary depending largely on geography. Carrying drugs by backpack or land vehicle works along the U.S. and Mexico border. Car and truck smuggling is used as well. Something new is the "submersible"...

Nicotine

Nicotine is a potent alkaloid found in several flowering  plants and is a stimulant drug. This drug is addictive. In lesser doses (an average cigarette yields about 2 mg of absorbed drug), the substance acts as a stimulant in mammals, while high amounts (50–100 mg) can be harmful. This stimulant effect is a contributing factor to the addictive properties of tobacco smoking. Nicotine’s addictive nature includes psychoactive...

Kava

Kava Kava is consumed in various ways throughout the Pacific Ocean cultures of Polynesia, Vanuatu, Melanesia and some parts of Micronesia and Australia. Traditionally, it is prepared by either chewing, grinding or pounding the roots of the kava plant.         Other Sources Drug Identification Guide CDC Facts CDC Addiction Info CDC Overdose Stats CDC Substance...

Diazepam

Diazepam, first marketed as Valium, is a medication of the benzodiazepine family that typically produces a calming effect. It is commonly used to treat a range of conditions including anxiety, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome, muscle spasms, seizures, trouble sleeping, and restless legs syndrome. Common side effects include sleepiness and trouble with coordination. This drug is mainly used to...

Mephedrone

Mephedrone, also known as 4-methyl methcathinone (4-MMC) or 4-methyl ephedrone, is a synthetic stimulant drug of the amphetamine and cathinone classes. Slang names include drone, M-CAT, White Magic and meow meow. Users have reported that mephedrone causes euphoria, stimulation, an enhanced appreciation for music, an elevated mood, decreased hostility, improved mental function and mild sexual stimulation; these effects are similar to the effects of cocaine, amphetamines and MDMA, and last different amounts of time depending on...

DOM, DOB, STP, 2C-b, 2C-e, 2C-i

DOM

DOM, DOB, STP, 2C-b, 2C-e, 2C-i, MDA Many chemical variations of mescaline and amphetamine (Dom-Dob-STP-2c-b-mda) have been synthesized for their “feel good” effects. MDMA (Ecstasy) is the most popular and widely abused variation used today.DOM, DOB, STP, 2C-b, 2C-e, 2C-i, MDA DOM (4-Methyl-2,5-dimethoxyamphetamine) was introduced to the San Francisco...

Betel Nut

Betel Nut is used by almost a tenth of the world’s population, mostly in Asia. It is a stimulant equivalent to the nicotine in cigarettes or several cups of coffee and is reported to be used variously as a symbol of love, marriage and a cure for indigestion and...