Ecstasy, amphetamine etc
Dance drugs are drugs associated with acid house music, clubs and raves.
They include ecstasy, amphetamine and LSD, but also GHB, 2CB and ketamine.
Some plants in the Datura family contain chemicals used for medicinal and recreational purposes
There are many different species in the Datura genus. Probably the two most well-known are the devil's weed (Datura inoxia) and the thornapple or jimson weed (Datura strammonium).
The plants all share similar characteristics, such as white or pink trumpet like flowers, large heart shaped leaves and plumb-shaped seed pods, usually green and covered with fleshy thorns (hence thornapple). The plants are becoming increasingly popular among landscape and amateur gardners and can be found in many gardens and parks.
Associated with shamans notably in the Americas, the drug is only used by a few experimental recreational users and by pharmaceutical companies to extract hyosciamine, hyoscine, scopolamine and mainly atropine.
Atropine is used by opticians to dilate the pupils and by doctors to treat heart and urinary problems. Some herbalists also use it to treat birth and menstrual pains. Atropine is also found in belladonna and henbane.
The plant's effects are mainly stupefying. That is, they make the user feel drowsy, drunk-like and detached from things around them. They can also bring on hallucinations The doses are difficult to judge and can easily cause unconsciousness and death.
Diconal is the brand name of dipipanone, a pain killer.
Diconal is the brand name of an opiate painkiller, dipipanone hydrochloride. It is a pink tablet which is sometimes prepared for injection by chronic users of heroin and similar drugs. Diconal tablets contain some ingredients (including the anti-nausea drug cyclizine) which, if injected intravenously, can cause local vein damage. Damage to veins puts the drug use at risk of developing abcesses.
DMT (chemical name dimethyltriptamine) is a hallucinogenic drug which is similar to LSD though its effects are said to be more powerful.
It can be injected, smoked or sniffed and the effects rarely last more than two hours.
It is less available than other hallcinogens such as LSD, and costs roughly £25 for a wrap containing and eighth to half a gram. DMT is listed as a hallucinogen under the Misuse of Drugs Act and is classified as a Class A drug.
DOM is an hallucinogenic drug which is similar to LSD in its effects. It can result in trips of over 24 hours but is rarely seen in the UK.
N,N-dipropyltryptamine or DPT is the lesser known cousin of DMT.
It has recently become more available among select drug using circles looking for new highs. The drug is very rare in the UK. It effects are as strong as those of DMT and is used in a similar manner - sniffed, smoked or snorted. Dose depends on how you are taking it (20 to 100 mg) and on the individual.
Smoking provides the fastest onset and a relatively short duration, roughly 20 minutes. Sniffing it can bring on a 2 hour trip. The trip is usually very intense with the user so involved in the hallucinations he or she appear unconscious. DPT is controlled as a Class A drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.