Alcohol can also fuel drug taking.
Because it has become acceptable and even considered ‘cool’
by young adults to drink themselves into oblivion, a culture
has developed that includes regularly losing control on
‘binges’ lasting entire weekends and sometimes much longer.
Cheap package holidays abroad also provide a perfect way for
teenagers and young adults to indulge in this. They are
constantly putting themselves in very serious danger by
taking drugs obtained from strangers and having unprotected
sex whilst under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
Young people should be educated about the
damage they are doing to themselves especially in the long
term and advised on alternatives to alcohol and drug binges.
Unfortunately holiday companies and bars and clubs are not
regulated properly and encourage indulgence for profit no
matter what the cost is to these young people’s lives.
Not knowing what has been added to a drug
is dangerous. Drug dealers try to increase profits by adding
cheap toxic contaminants which can clog blood vessels
leading to the lungs, liver, kidneys or brain and causing
permanent damage to these vital organs.
It is not ‘cool’ to do drugs and harm the
body and mind and encourage friends to do the same. It does
not show how tough or strong one is. It is a cowardly and
lazy way out of boredom and a completely selfish habit. It
would be far healthier to find alternatives to drug taking.
Take up a sport or hobby.
Do some voluntary work for a
Do some fundraising for a
chosen charity like running a marathon or cycling.
Travel and find work doing
anything anywhere in the world. Once the first step is
taken it will lead to more opportunities.
Avoid people that do drugs
or binge drink.
Stop and think how
detrimental and upsetting it is to family and friends.
Remember that when illegal
drugs are purchased it perpetuates criminal activities
and even terrorism.
Taking large doses of
vitamin C rich fruit juices with plenty of bottled
mineral water can help to counteract the affects of many
drugs especially hallucinogens. Cleansing and detoxifying
the liver is necessary when drugs are taken regularly to
protect it against damage from any dirty chemicals that may
have been cut with the drug. See
Cleanse and Detoxify.
DRUGS AND PARKINSON'S DISEASE
Unfortunately their are many commonly prescribed medications and
recreational drugs which can cause drug induced Parkinsonism which
has all the same symptoms as Parkinson's Disease.
drug that blocks the action of dopamine (referred to as a dopamine
antagonist) is likely to cause parkinsonism.
Recreational drugs especially 'legal highs' are often made with
synthetic chemicals like
MPPP and MPTP. A breakdown product of these chemicals is
capable of producing severe and permanent damage to the
dopamine-containing cells in the basal ganglia of the brain which
causes permanent Parkinsonism.
Toxicity due to substances such as carbon monoxide, carbon
disulfide, manganese, paraquat, mercury, hexane, rotenone and
toluene as well as inhalant abuse can also cause permanent damage
and lead to
ADDERALL (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine)
This is used medically to treat
narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
(ADHD). Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine are central
nervous system stimulants that affect chemicals in the brain
and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse
DANGERS OF ADDERALL
Can seriously affect those suffering with
glaucoma, severe anxiety or agitation or who have a
personal or family history of tics (muscle twitches) or Tourette's syndrome.
Using this drug improperly can cause
death or serious side effects for the heart and it is highly
Adderall must not be taken if a MAO
inhibitor has been within the previous 14 days. A dangerous
drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include
isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline
Antacids medications taken at the same
time could increase side affects and dangers.
Adderall could cause premature birth, low
birth weight or withdrawal symptoms in a newborn if the
mother takes the drug during pregnancy. Amphetamine and
dextroamphetamine can pass into breast milk and may harm a
nursing baby and cause development and growth retardation.
Common adderall side effects
More serious adderall side effects
fast, pounding or uneven
pain or burning during
talking more than usual
feelings of extreme
happiness or sadness
numbness, tingling, or
strange sensations under the skin
motor tics (muscle twitches)
unexplained wounds or skin
colour changes (pale, red, or blue appearance) in
fingers or toes
dangerously high blood
pressure (severe headache, buzzing in the ears, anxiety,
confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven
CAUTION: Immediate medical
attention is required if there is an allergic reaction to
adderall causing any of the following:
AMT can cause strong distortions,
delusions and hallucinations and many other effects similar
to those of LSD, psilocybin and MDMA and can last up to 24
hours depending upon dosage.
DANGERS OF AMT
The muscle tensions induced by AMT can
lead to rhabdomyolysis which can very quickly lead to kidney
AMT use can also lead to psychiatric
disturbances, paranoia and schizophrenia which may become
Side effects of AMT
AMT in conjunction with some anti
depressant medications can cause serotonin syndrome. The
initial symptoms of which are easily confused with normal
AMT effects and side effects. Overdose can be fatal if
serotonin shock is induced and not recognised and dealt with
both quickly and effectively.
Inhaling amyl nitrate causes brief
intoxication. Effects can include excitability, giddiness,
lowering of inhibitions and heightened sensual awareness
which is why it is often used during sexual intercourse.
Because the effects last less than a minute, this leads to
taking more hits.
DANGERS OF AMYL NITRATE
Constant inhalation of amyl nitrate can
lead to slurred speech, lack of coordination, an unsteady
gait, inflamed nose, nosebleeds, sores or a rash around the
nose and mouth and red, glassy and watery eyes.
Adverse side effects of amyl nitrate
These psychological reactions can cause
risky or violent behaviour and might even lead to coma and
Prolonged use of amyl nitrate can lead to
permanent damage to the brain, bones, heart, kidneys and
liver. It may also cause permanent hearing loss, as well as
chronic tremors and slurred speech. Continued use can also
result in chronic memory loss, emotional instability, mental
disturbance and ongoing hallucinations.
"Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome" can
cause death by suffocation after even just one inhalation of
amyl nitrate. This is a reaction that can happen to anyone
no matter what their level of fitness is or their age or
Amyl nitrate must never be taken in
conjunction with Viagra the drug for erectile dysfunction.
The combination can cause a severe drop in blood pressure,
resulting in fainting, stroke or heart attack.
BOLTUSHKA (phenylpropanolamine, potassium
This is a homemade amphetamine-type
stimulant made from ingredients found in pharmacies and on
the black market.
Most users inject boltushka five to six
times a day. The initial "rush" of euphoria (known as prihod)
lasts 15-20 minutes; it is followed by a short period of
heightened energy and activity, lasting no longer than two
Many users follow a pattern of injecting
boltushka for two or three days, going without sleep and
food, then rest for a day and go back to injecting the drug.
Not surprisingly, such intense use can lead to death within
a year or less.
DANGERS OF BOLTUSHKA
Not knowing the exact ingredients is a
serious risk to the health. The affects are similar to
amphetamine on energy and appetite and include a binging
pattern of use and shaking and other neurological damage.
Long term use will affect the users bone
density and cause damage to and loss of teeth.
The biggest danger is blood borne
diseases being contracted from shared needles as this drug
needs to be injected intravenously to take effect; drinking
it will only cause bloating and nausea.
CANNABIS (danga, dope, ganja, hashish, marijuana, pot, skunk,
Cannabis is one of the least dangerous of
recreational drugs and cannabis oil can even provide the only possible
respite for suffers of painful arthritis and other
inflammation pain and multiple sclerosis and is proven to reduce seizures (epilepsy) in children. It is still not clear why cannabis was
made illegal and not alcohol which causes far worse ill
health and dangers. But illegal it is and this has led
to thousands being incarcerated and becoming involved with
criminal drug trafficking gangs and also caused many to try harder drugs as they are sold by the same dealers that sell cannabis.
DANGERS OF CANNABIS
Unfortunately, it has been tampered with
over the years and now has far stronger effects leading to
more serious adverse reactions. It is also now far more
Side effects of cannabis
lack of co-ordination
increased heart rate
high blood pressure
increased appetite for sweet
low sperm count and reduced
suppressed ovulation in
Some people think cannabis is harmless
because it’s a plant, just like tobacco, but cannabis
contains chemicals which, with long-term or heavy use, can
cause lung disease and cancer. The risk is greater because
cannabis is often mixed with tobacco and smoked without a
filter. It can also make asthma worse and can cause wheezing
and coughing in people without asthma.
It can cause paranoia in the short term,
but in those with a pre-existing psychotic illness, such as
schizophrenia, it can contribute to relapse.
Smoking cannabis frequently during
pregnancy may increase the risk of the retarded growth in
Regular, heavy use of cannabis makes it
difficult to learn and concentrate and some people begin to
feel tired all the time and can't seem to get motivated.
Some users buy strong cannabis (known as
skunk) to get ‘a bigger high’. Unpleasant reactions can be
more powerful and it is possible that using stronger
cannabis repeatedly could increase the risk of harmful
effects such as dependence or developing mental health
CAPTAGON (Fenethylline hydrochloride)
Captagon is the brand or common name of a drug that was patented in 1962 and was prescribed mainly for depression and narcolepsy which is a rare, long-term brain disorder that causes a person to suddenly fall asleep at inappropriate times. However, it was banned in most countries, in 1986, due to its addictive and damaging effects. This drug has since been reported, by some of the world's media, to be fuelling the extremist militants and their recruits in Syria as huge hauls of the tablets have been found being smuggled in and out of Syria and other places associated with the extremists. It is has even been said that there are other nations who are manufacturing and supplying this drug to help fuel this conflict. It may just be rumour and conspiracy theories but the effects of the drug could explain the incomprehensible behaviour of these suicidal extremists.
Captagon is chemically related to natural neurotransmitters like dopamine and epinephrine (adrenaline). When a person takes Captagon, their metabolism breaks the drug down to the stimulant amphetamine and theophylline, a molecule that naturally occurs in small amounts in tea, and both have cardiac and neurological stimulating properties. Users of Captagon gain false courage and strength and lose their fear and inhibitions and are able to stay awake and alert for far longer than is normal and healthy. This drug-induced feeling of wellbeing, the numbness and lack of any pain confuses users into believing they are indestructible. The hallucinogenic effect, often caused by sleep deprivation and even more so when captagon is mixed with hashish, which is often the case, adds to the users false belief and illusions that they are capable of super human powers.
DANGERS OF CAPTAGON
Captagon is highly addictive and its captivating and euphoric effect can be used to trick and control users into believing they have a special destiny and immensely powerful abilities and hence may explain why terrorists can commit suicide without any thought for those they take with them. If they are regular users of this drug they would not feel their own pain or that of others which may also explain why they can commit acts of atrocity, such as beheadings, whilst laughing. The normal defence mechanisms which prevent self-destruction and the normal feelings of compassion for others are lost under the influence of captagon
Long-term amphetamine users suffer from extreme depression with suicidal tendencies. The sleep deprivation and malnutrition caused by using Captagon leads to blood vessel, heart, kidney and liver damage, brittle bones, impotency, skin disorders, tooth decay and serious psychological issues.
Cocaine, when snorted by nose, provides
an initial euphoric state of heightened awareness which
dissipates rapidly leaving the user wanting another hit very
soon after the previous one but the effect gets less each time.
Neurons, or nerve cells, release a
pleasure signalling chemical called dopamine which interacts
with cocaine. Dopamine levels and levels of a protein called
VMAT2 are much lower in cocaine users and especially low in
those who are depressed. Therefore the specific neurons
cocaine interacts with are adversely disturbed by the drug's
Pleasurable feelings or sensations are
triggered by the release of dopamine in the brain which
helps to drive humans to eat, feel emotions and reproduce
and is also the reason that a drug high is experienced. The
dopamine system is involved in the urge to repeat
pleasurable experiences, which explains addicts' cravings.
The first time someone takes cocaine, it
blocks the process which sends dopamine back to its home
cells after it has triggered the pleasurable sensation. The
chemical then builds up in the junction between the cells,
sending the pleasure signals over and over again, creating
the "high" cocaine users feel.
DANGERS OF COCAINE
Repeated cocaine use damages and even
kills, the very brain cells that trigger the "high" users
yearn for by actually destroying key cells in the brain's
pleasure centre leading to increased use to try to obtain this illusive high.
The long-term effects of cocaine use
could also explain users' decreased motivation, stunted
emotions and difficulty with stopping use of the drug
leading to weight gain and apathy.
It can cause nose bleeds and irreversibly rot the delicate
tissues within the nasal passages and the gums and cause the
heart to increase in size leading to heart attacks.
It can crystallise and remain in the
lungs and lead to chronic pulmonary disorder and respiratory
problems like asthma.
Sharing snorting straws has been linked
to hepatitis and other contagious blood borne infections.
Cocaine is always cut with substances
that resemble the powder like appearance such as baby
laxative, glucose and even harmful cleaning products so that
the cocaine dealers can make a larger profit. This can take
place a few times with each dealer that the drug passes
through before the cocaine is purchased by the end user.
This can lead to a lethal concoction which, over time, can
severely damage the body and even lead to Parkinson's
disease due to the damage done to nerves and brain cells.
Smoking or injecting cocaine, which
is far stronger, has far worse ill effects and is highly
This highly dangerous drug is made from
drain un-blocker, bleach and petrol. It causes the skin to peal off and
becomes scaly like a crocodile hence the name.
DANGERS OF CROCODILE
Addicts usually last up to only 2 or 3
years if very strong and healthy. Death is slow and painful
with sores and abscesses as it slowly rots human flesh and
Ecstasy or 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) has an energising effect,
remove inhibitions and cause distortions in time and
perception and enhanced enjoyment from physical experiences.
The effect generally lasts from three to four hours.
Drug manufacturers often mix them with
other drugs such as:
Ephedrine (a stimulant)
Dextromethorphan (DXM, a cough
suppressant that has PCP like effects at high doses)
Ketamine (an anaesthetic used mostly
by veterinarians that also has PCP like effects
Combining or using drugs with ecstasy and
MDMA, including marijuana and alcohol, is dangerous and will
put users at higher physical and psychological risk and even be fatal.
DANGERS OF ECSTASY AND MDMA
The chemical structure is similar to two
other synthetic drugs, MDA and methamphetamine, which are
known to cause brain damage.
They can cause the following
The physical side effects that can occur
can last for weeks such as:
MDMA and ecstasy are very dangerous for
those individuals with circulatory or heart disease, because
it increases the heart rate and blood pressure.
For those users who develop an acne like
rash, an increase risk of liver damage and other serious
side effects may result if they continue to use these drugs.
Morphine, the active ingredient in all
opiates, such as heroin, has a chemical structure similar to
endorphins, a class of chemicals present in the brain.
Endorphins are feel-good chemicals naturally manufactured in
the brain when the body experiences pain or stress. They are
called the natural opiates of the body.
Endorphins flood the space between nerve
cells and usually inhibit neurons from firing, thus creating
an analgesic effect. On a lower level they can excite
neurons as well. When endorphins do their work, the organism
feels good, high or euphoric and gains relief from pain
[analgesia]. Logically, endorphin levels go up when a person
exercises, goes into labour or is stressed out.
Like an evil twin, the morphine molecule
locks onto the endorphin receptor sites on nerve endings in
the brain and begins the succession of events that leads to
euphoria or analgesia.
This imposter is more powerful than the
body's own endorphins because the organism can actually
control how much of the feel good chemical hits the brain.
Since we are all pleasure-seeking organisms, the motivation
to self-administer such a drug is easy to understand. The
result, of course, is addiction.
When that drug is taken away, neurons
that have long been inhibited start pumping out
neurotransmitters again. This imbalance of chemicals in the
brain interacts with the nervous system to produce the
classic opiate withdrawal symptoms: nausea, muscle spasms,
cramps, anxiety, fever and diarrhoea. The use of codeine,
opium or morphine can relieve the withdrawal symptoms of
About eight to twelve hours after the
last heroin use, an addict's eyes begin to tear and he/she
starts to experience flu-like symptoms: sneezing, weakness,
depression, muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
The symptoms increase in severity over two to three days.
Within a week to 10 days the illness is over. The phrase
'cold turkey' probably comes from the appearance of goose
bumps all over the body, which resembles a plucked turkey.
Muscle spasms in the legs produce kicking movements and this
may be the derivation of the expression 'kick the habit.'
DANGERS OF HEROIN
Because heroin suppresses the central
nervous system, the user experiences a foggy mental
function. Users will also begin to breathe at a slower rate
and their breathing can reach a point of respiratory
Repeated and chronic heroin users who
share equipment or fail to use a sterile technique increase
the risk of contracting blood borne infections especially
hepatitis and HIV/AIDS.
They also run the risk of infection of
the heart lining and valves and pulmonary complications and
kidney disease normally due to lack of a sterile technique.
Many suffer from skin infections and
abscesses, especially among chronic injectors who suffer
scarred or collapsed veins. Constipation and
gastrointestinal cramping are also common among users.
Heroin is often mixed with sugar, starch,
quinine and strychnine or other poisons by dealers trying to
increase profits, adding other potential dangers. Because of
the unknown strength and actual contents of the heroin they
are taking, users are at a great risk of overdose and death.
Ibogaine is a hallucinogenic drug used in
tribal ceremonies in central Africa and derived from the
bark and root of the iboga tree. It has been discovered that
it can also help addicts lose their cravings for certain
drugs such as cocaine, alcohol and heroin.
It affects the brain in two ways. The
first is metabolic where it creates a protein that blocks
receptors in the brain that trigger cravings, instantly
stopping the symptoms of withdrawal and bringing people back
to their pre-addiction stage. Normally, this process can
Its second effect seems to inspire a
dream-like state that is intensely introspective, allowing
addicts to address issues in their life that they use
alcohol or drugs to suppress.
Unfortunately, because ibogaine was
banned in the US in 1967, along with LSD and psilocybin
mushrooms, little research has been done towards
investigating its use as a medication against addiction.
Used as a horse tranquiliser this drug,
which is usually snorted, can cause serious and disabling
bladder problems which can lead to having the bladder
surgically removed. It is an addictive dissociative
anaesthetic which creates a detachment of the mind from the
body and is chemically related to phencyclidine (PCP, angel
dust). Ketamine cystitis (ketamine bladder syndrome)
is a common debilitating and irreversible side effect as is
SIDE EFFECTS OF KETAMINE
Ataxia (loss of motor coordination)
Cardiovascular effects, including hypertension and tachycardia
Dissociation of mind from body
Distortion or loss of sensory perceptions (common)
Increase in energy
Increase in heart rate
Open- and closed-eye visual hallucinations (common)
Shifts in perception of reality
Significant change in perception of time
‘Black Mamba’, ‘K2’, ‘Spice’, ‘Mr. Smiley’, ‘Blaze’,
mephedrone, 'MCAT', 'meow meow' N-Bomb etc.)
Many may now have become illegal since
publication of this website. These drugs are a blend of
plant and herbal materials which have been sprayed with
chemicals causing extra toxicity. Some are smoked like
cannabis or snorted like cocaine and have similar affects
but can leave the user catatonic and listless.
Because the exact ingredients of these
drugs are never known and change frequently and because
cheap harmful ingredients are used to make the dealers more
profit, it is obviously a great risk to take them especially
as they have never been tested in proper trials. Some toxins
from the chemicals used can build-up in the system rapidly
and some can cause an instant allergic reaction leading to
convulsions, coma, organ failure and death.
Some chemicals used can leave the user in
a vegetative or paralysed state incapacitated for the rest
of their lives.
Lysergic acid diethylamide is
manufactured from the ergot fungus that grows on rye and
other grains. It is sold as small tablets (“microdots”),
capsules or gelatin squares (“window panes”). It is
sometimes added to absorbent blotting paper, which is then
divided into small squares decorated with designs or cartoon
characters (“loony toons”). Occasionally it is also sold in
liquid form. A “trip” from a single dose of LSD can last for
around 12 hours.
The effects of LSD are unpredictable.
They depend on the amount taken, the person’s mood and
personality and the surroundings in which the drug is used.
They can also swing back and to from an exciting and
pleasant high to a paranoid low. The surroundings such as
lighting and sounds can also have a powerful affect on which
way a trip will go.
LSD users often experience loss of
appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth and tremors. Visual and
auditory changes are among the more common effects and the
user can become fixated on the intensity of certain colours
or sounds. Their own body becomes alien and normal functions
become distorted and impossible to achieve. If the user
becomes fixated on this they may become paranoid and scared
and the whole trip may stay that way.
DANGERS OF LSD
Some susceptible individuals may react
badly to LSD and suffer from the following:
Convulsions and epilepsy
As with all mind altering drugs, the user
loses the ability to make sensible judgments or see common
dangers. For instance they might try to step out a window to
get a “closer look” at the ground.
All hallucinogenic drugs can cause
paranoia and anxiety and even terror and panic and some
people never recover from an LSD induced psychosis.
The entheogen, psilocybin, is the active
ingredient of magic mushrooms. Psilocin decreases the blood
flow in two critical hubs in the brain known as mPFC and PCC.
This suppresses neurological traffic forcing the brain to
adapt by changing the pathway through which signals are
normally routed. By decreasing blood flow and neural
activity in the regions most closely associated with
self-awareness, ego and personality expression, psilocin is
able to facilitate an unconstrained style of cognition. This
unsettling experience can cause anxiety, panic attacks and
paranoia in susceptible individuals.
Magic mushrooms may be sold on the street
as dried whole mushrooms, or as a brown powdered material.
Psilocybin, the active ingredient of magic mushrooms, can
also be made synthetically in illegal labs and sold on the
street as a white powder in tablets or capsules. Magic
mushrooms are often eaten raw or cooked. They are steeped in
hot water to make a mushroom "tea" or mixed with fruit juice
to make a drink. Less often, the powdered mushrooms or
psilocybin is snorted or injected.
The effects of psilocybin are generally
felt within a few minutes of drinking the tea or 30 minutes
after eating raw mushrooms. The effects last for about three
to six hours.
Psilocybin can produce perceptual
distortions (visual or auditory). Mixing of the senses can
also occur giving the user the impression that they can
"see" music or "hear" colours. Users may also experience
hallucinations and a loss of touch with reality and
distortion of time.
Drinking plenty of juice contain high
vitamin C content can reduce the effects of mushrooms.
DANGERS OF MAGIC MUSHROOMS
Short-term use of psilocybin can produce
many effects including:
Dilated pupils (causes
Increased blood pressure and
Muscle weakness and
Nausea and vomiting
facial numbness (paresthesia)
Sweating and increased body
temperature followed by chills and shivering
A user could also experience:
NITROUS OXIDE GAS
The gas is used in dentistry and to boost
the power in vehicle engines, but it can also be consumed as
an inhalant. Also know as ‘whippits’, ‘laughing gas’ and
‘hippy crack’, nitrous oxide.
DANGERS OF NITROUS OXIDE
When inhaled it can lead to death as
oxygen is effectively pushed out of the body by the gas.
As with many drugs, severe
vitamin B deficiency can develop with heavy, regular use
of nitrous oxide, which can cause serious nerve damage.
Nyaope, also known as whoonga or wunga, is a highly addictive street drug that has come into widespread use in South Africa since 2010. A person can become highly addicted after using the drug only once. It is made from a combination of marijuana (or dagga as it is known), heroin and often cut with chlorine, cleaning detergents, rat poison and medications such as methaqualone (Mandrax) or HIV antiviral drugs etc.
DANGERS OF NYAOPE
Once addicted a person’s life is destroyed by the daily need for the drug and around 12 to fifteen bags will be required per day to keep the very painful withdrawals symptoms at bay. Withdrawals can cause excruciating pains in the joints and stomach and vomiting as well as severe mood swings of anger and paranoia. The user will have nutrient deficiencies due to a poor diet leading to further illness and infections.
Originally manufactured by the Nazis to
help keep their troops awake for days, yaba has become
increasingly popular in the Far East amongst claims that the
drug is now bigger than heroin in Thailand. Yaba is a derivative of synthetic
amphetamines such as speed and can be manufactured far more
quickly and easily than traditional forms of amphetamine.
The drug usually comes in pill form
(often red/orange, sometimes green) and with its potent mix
of visuals and intense highs, drug experts predict that it
may soon become popular on the UK club scene.
Although yaba is still very rare in the
UK, drug experts report that the UK is being targeted by
yaba producers from the 'Golden Triangle' which is the drug
producing areas on the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos.
The main ingredients, which include salt,
household cleaning products, distilled cold medicines and
lithium from camera batteries, can be bought legally and the
drug easily knocked out at home with a couple of casserole
dishes and a hob.
The rewards for criminals can be huge.
Around £300 of raw materials can make yaba worth more than
£2,000 at British street prices. Since the equipment needed
is portable, labs can be moved on a regular basis, making it
more difficult for police to track them down.
Side effects of Yaba
The drug is claimed to create an intense
hallucinogenic effect and can keep users awake for days on
end, although users have reported that the visuals only come
as a result of sleep deprivation after binge sessions.
DANGERS OF YABA
Addictive and/or habit-forming. Regular
use of the drug can cause lung and kidney disease,
hallucinations and paranoia.
A frequent hallucination is 'speed bugs'
or crank bugs' where users believe that bugs are crawling
under their skin and go insane trying to get them out.
In Thailand, the number of students
entering rehab to deal with yaba addiction has risen by
nearly 1,000% in the past two years. Those coming off the
drug are also susceptible to severe depression and suicidal
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