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you can buy a gram for £40, which could be as low as 10 percent pure, or, if you’re paying £90 on a gram it could be as high as 90 percent. . The average gram sold on the street is no more than 20-30 percent. The average purity of cocaine seized at the border is 65 percent. But by the time you get to the streets, which may only be about two stages of remove at most these days, you’re suddenly down to 10 percent. That profit is being gargled down within the country these days rather than being fed back to points of supply.


Ecstasy (3, 4-methylenedioxy-N-methamphetamine, or MDMA) is a drug that is illegally made. Ecstasy is a stimulant drug that can cause hallucinations. It is known as a designer drug because it is created for the purpose of making someone feel high. The drug is popular with teens and young adults who go to clubs, concerts, or “rave parties.”Users think the drug will make them feel good and enable them to keep going for days without rest. But people who use Ecstasy don’t realize how dangerous this drug actually is. Ecstasy has become one of the most common illegal drugs sold on the streets

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hallucinogenic and a stimulant drug. xperience a rush of good feelings (a omeone’s feelings much more intense, good or bad. The drug’s effects usually . s heart rate and can cause dry mouth, lurred vision, chills, sweating, or nauome users feel anxious, confused, and meone is trying to hurt them or is plotm. Ecstasy may cause direct damage to re involved in thinking and memory.

If a person takes Ecstasy, his or her body can dangerously overheat during dancing or other physical activities, which can lead to muscle breakdown, kidney, liver and heart damage, and even death. Taking the drug can cause seizures, brain swelling and permanent brain damage.


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for ecstasy is 3, 4 methylenedioxymethylamphetamine. Which is a right royal basl as read. Thankfully, it’s generally known in scientific and medical circles as MDMA. call it E. During the early days of the drug in the US, it was also often called X or XTC. o a family of drugs known as phenethylamines. Chemically speaking, it’s closeother phenethylamine, MDA (3, 4-methylenedioxyamphetamine), and to mescaso described as an hallucinogenic stimulant, or a psychedelic amphetamine. ding, though, as there are very few reports of pure MDMA causing the sort prompted by, say, LSD (d-lysergic acid diethylamide, better known as acid).

ne, MDA (3, 4-methylenedioxyamphetamine), and to mescaline. MDMA is also described as an hallucinont, or a psychedelic amphetamine. This a bit misleading, though, as there are very few reports of pure the sort of hallucinations prompted by, say, LSD (d-lysergic acid diethylamide, better known as acid).


Huge numbers of young people are inhaling nitrous oxide - better known as laughing gas - as a party drug to experience the hallucinations and feelings of euphoria which it can generate. Home Office statistics showed more than 350,000 people aged 16 to 24 admitted using the gas in the last year, making it the second most popular drug among the age group after cannabis. Traditionally associated with the dentist’s chair and the labour ward, canisters of the gas intended for legitimate commercial use are being obtained by young people who then inhale or sniff the gas, usually from party balloons. The drug has become popular at music festivals, with its effects likened to those of been likened to those of hard drugs such as heroin and crack cocaine. It is the first time the government’s official drug survey has gathered data on its growing prevalance along young Britons. Canisters providing several doses can be bought for as little as £2.

Also known as “hippy crack” and “sweet air”, nitrous oxide can lead tostrokes,seizuresandevendeath. The Home Office’s 2012-13 drug misuse findings revealed 6.1 per cent of those aged 16 to 24 had taken the drug in the last year, while in the wider 16 to 59 age group the figure was 2 per cent. Last August Joe Benett, a 17 yearold public schoolboy, suffered a heart attack and brain damage after taking what he thought was laughing gas while at a party with friends. Joe, from Golders Green, north London, died after being in a coma for a month. It was later established that the canister from which he inhaled had been mis-labelled and it contained other gases, including butane. There have been documented deaths involving recreational use of nitrous oxide in other countries. In another new trend, the Home Office figures revealed 2 per cent of 16 to 24 year-olds admitted using salvia, a legal herbal high that can produce hallucinations.


Canisters providing several doses can be bought for as little as £2. Also known as “hippy crack” and “sweet air”, nitrous oxide can lead to strokes, seizures and even death. The Home Office’s 2012-13 drug misuse findings revealed 6.1 per cent of those aged 16 to 24 had taken the drug in the last year, while in the wider 16 to 59 age group the figure was 2 per cent. Last August Joe Benett, a 17 year-old public schoolboy, suffered a heart attack and brain damage after taking what he thought was laughing gas while at a party with friends. Joe, from Golders Green, north London, died after being in a coma for a month. It was later established that the canister from which he inhaled had been mis-labelled and it contained other gases, including butane. There have been documented deaths involving recreational use of nitrous oxide in other countries. In another new trend, the Home Office figures revealed 2 per cent of 16 to 24 year-

olds admitted using salvia, a legal herbal high that can produce hallucinations. Canisters providing several doses can be bought for as little as £2. Also known as “hippy crack” and “sweet air”, nitrous oxide can lead to strokes, seizures and even death. The Home Office’s 2012-13 drug misuse findings revealed 6.1 per cent of those aged 16 to 24 had taken the drug in the last year, while in the wider 16 to 59 age group the figure was 2 per cent. Last August Joe Benett, a 17 year-old public schoolboy, suffered a heart attack and brain damage after taking what he thought was laughing gas while at a party with friends. Joe, from Golders Green, north London, died after being in a coma for a month. It was later established that the canister from which he inhaled had been mis-labelled and it contained other gases, including butane.


Und e r the chemical name diamorphine, diacetylmorphine is prescribed as a strong analgesic in the United Kingdom, where it is given via subcutaneous, intramuscular, intrathecal or intravenous route. Its use includes treatment for acute pain, such as in severe physical trauma, myocardial infarction, post-surgical pain, and chronic pain, including end-stage cancer and other terminal illnesses. In other countries it is more common to use morphine or other strong opioids in these situations. In 2004, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, a non-departmental public body of the Department of Health in the United Kingdom, produced guidance on the management of caesarian section, which recommended the use of intrathecal or epidural diacetylmorphine for post-operative pain relief.[16] In 2005, there was a shortage of diacetylmorphine in the UK, because of a problem at the main UK manufacturers.[17] Because of this, many hospitals changed to using morphine instead of diacetylmorphine. Although there is no longer a problem with the manufacturing of diacetylmorphine in the UK, some hospitals there have continued to use morphine. The majority, however, continue to use diacetylmorphine, and diacetylmorphine tablets are supplied for pain management. Diacetylmorphine continues to be widely used in palliative care in the UK, where it is commonly given by the subcutaneous route, often via a syringe driver, if patients cannot easily swallow oral morphine solution. The advantage of diacetylmorphine over morphine is that diacetylmorphine is more fat soluble and therefore more potent by injection, so smaller doses of it are needed for the same analgesic effect. Both of these factors are advantageous if giving high doses of opioids via the subcutaneous route, which is often necessary in palliative care.


Heroin / hɛroʊɪn/ (diacetylmorphine or morphine diacetate, also known as diamorphine (BAN, INN[4])) and commonly known by its street names of H, smack, horse, brown, black, tar, and others,[5] is an opioid analgesic originally synthesized by C.R. Alder Wright in 1874 by adding two acetyl groups to the molecule morphine, which is found naturally in the opium poppy. It is the 3,6-diacetyl ester of morphine. Heroin itself is an inactive drug, but when inserted into the body, it converts into morphine.[6] Illicit heroin is sometimes available in freebase form, dulling the sheen and consistency to a matte-white powder.[7] Because of its lower boiling point, the freebase form of heroin is also smokable. It is prevalent in heroin coming from Afghanistan, which as of 2004 produced roughly 87% of the world supply in illicit raw opium.[8] However, the production rate in Mexico has risen sixfold from 2007 to 2011, changing that percentage and placing

Mexico as the second largest opium producer in the world.[9] Heroin /hɛroʊɪn/ (diacetylmorphine or morphine diacetate, also known as diamorphine (BAN, INN[4])) and commonly known by its street names of H, smack, horse, brown, black, tar, and others,[5] is an opioid analgesic originally synthesized by C.R. Alder Wright in 1874 by adding two acetyl groups to the molecule morphine, which is found naturally in the opium poppy. It is the 3,6-diacetyl ester of morphine. Heroin itself is an inactive drug, but when inserted into the body, it converts into morphine.[6] Illicit heroin is sometimes available in freebase form, dulling the sheen and consistency to a matte-white powder.[7] Because of its lower boiling point, the freebase form of heroin is also smokable. It is prevalent in heroin coming from Afghanistan, which as of 2004 produced roughly 87% of the world supply in illicit raw opium.[8] However, the production rate in Mexico has risen six-


Hallucinations happen when someone sees, hears, smells, tastes or feels things that don’t exist outside their mind. They are common in people with schizophrenia, and are usually experienced as hearing voices. Hallucinations can be frightening as they may be unexpected or unwanted, but there’s usually an identifiable cause. They can occur as a result of: •taking illicit drugs or alcohol •a mental illness such as schizophrenia or dementia •a progressive neurological condition such as Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease •loss of vi-

sion caused by a condition such as macular degeneration – this is known as Charles Bonnet syndrome If you have hallucinations and are worried about them, see your GP straight away. If necessary, call 999 as you may have a serious mental health condition. Hallucinations can make you feel nervous, paranoid and frightened, and it’s important to be with someone you can trust. In the meantime, the following information explains the typical types of hallucinations, including why they occur and what you can do. It covers:


Magic mushrooms’ is a slang word for psilocybe semilanceata or ‘liberty cap’ mushrooms (the most common type of ‘magic mushroom’ in the UK) and any other mushroom which produces similar ’trippy’ effects, like hallucinations. It is important to know that different types of ‘magic mushroom’ will differ in how strong and how toxic they are. For example, the amanita muscaria or ‘fly agaric’ mushroom is stronger than the traditional ‘liberty cap’ mushroom After picking, magic mushrooms are often eaten raw or are dried out and

stored. Some people use the dried mus the weight of the ‘magic mushrooms’ tend to eat fly agaric mushrooms raw and also because there is a greater r family of m ‘Magic mushrooms’ is a slang word fo cap’ mushrooms (the most common typ any other mushroom which produces s tion


shrooms to make tea. Drying reduces ’, but not their potency. People don’t w as they can make you feel really sick risk of poisoning and death from this mushrooms. or psilocybe semilanceata or ‘liberty pe of ‘magic mushroom’ in the UK) and similar ’trippy’ effects, like hallucinans.

It is important to know that different types of ‘magic mushroom’ will differ in how strong and how toxic they are. For example, the amanita muscaria or ‘fly agaric’ mushroom is stronger than the traditional ‘liberty cap’ mushroom After picking, magic mushrooms are often eaten raw or are dried out and stored. Some people use the dried mushrooms to make tea. Drying reduces the weight of the ‘magic mushrooms’, but not their potency. People don’t tend to eat fly agaric mushrooms raw as they can make you feel really sick and also because there is a greater risk of poisoning and death from this



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