DRUGS

Substances

TRIGGER PHYSICAL RELAXATION, CALMING FEELINGS AND/OR SLEEP

MAIN DRUG CATEGORIES

Downers (Depressants/sedatives) trigger physical relaxation, calming feelings and/or sleep.

  • Alcohol
  • Heroin
  • GHB

Uppers (Stimulants): cause psychological excitement, joy, sense of physical tension that may sometimes be violent.

  • Nicotine
  • Caffeine
  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy (MDMA)
  • Amphetamines/
  • Methamphetamines

Hallucinogens (Psychedelics) cause hallucinations changing perceptions (visual, auditory, etc.).

  • Datura (Boul pikan)
  • LSD
  • Ketamine
  • 2CI (2C-B/ 2C-C/ 2C-D/
  • 2C-E/ 25-I-NBOMe)
  • Magic Mushrooms

OTHERS: A combination of different effects

  • Cannabis
  • Synthetic Cannabis

Substances Categories

Substance:

The 2CI is a hallucinogen which is a synthetic derivative of mescaline (mescaline, in its natural state is a product obtained in some Latin America Cactus, such as peyote or San Pedro).
Products with similar effects : 2C-B / 2C-C / 2C-D / 2C-E / 25-I-NBOMe)

Presentation:

The 2Ci is usually available on small squares of soaked blotting paper that is placed on or under the tongue. It may also be in liquid form.

Effects:

  • Psychedelic effects: auditory/visual hallucinations.
  • May start to take effect after 45-60 minutes and last between 5 and 8 hours.
  • May cause euphoria/confusion/anxiety (according to the state of mind)
  • May increase sex drive
  • May cause insomnia

Risks:

  • Muscles tension/jaw clenching
  • Chills/Hot & cold sensations/Tremors
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Ringing/Whistling felt in the ears
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Bad Trip (negative thoughts and/or hallucinations/panic attacks, etc.).

Precautions:

ALL DRUGS ARE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS, THE SAFEST PRECAUTION IS TO AVOID USING THEM. REMEMBER THAT USE/POSESSION OF ILLEGAL DRUGS CAN LEAD TO FINES AND/OR PRISON SENTENCES UNDER THE DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT

If consumed:

  • If you’re not used to, start with a small dose (half square)
  • Drink water regularly
  • Avoid mixing with other products, like alcohol and others.
  • Never use while alone and choose the company of people you know, stay in a safe environment
  • To avoid bad trips, avoid using when you’re already gloomy/depressed
  • Avoid using if you already suffer from mental disorders, depression, anxiety or heart disease.
  • Avoid using regularly.
  • Avoid driving under the effect 2CI
  • The 2CI can increase sex drive. Stay with people you trust if you do not want to have sexual intercourse that you might regret. In the case of sexual intercourse, think about condoms and lubricants.

If you feel dizzy, lie down and lift your legs up. Eat something sweet (eg a candy) and drink water. Avoid putting down your legs and getting up too quickly.

If you know someone who is having a Bad Trip, it is important that you stay calm. Then try to calm them down. Try to find a quiet and relaxing place for them and remind them that they are under the effects of 2CI which will wear off eventually. It is important to never leave him/her alone during the bad trip.

The purpose of this link is to inform and reduce the harms related to drug use. CUT is an organization working in the field of Harm Reduction related to drug use, and does not intend in any way to encourage the use of drugs.

More info available on: www.drogues-info-service.frwww.erowid.comwww.technoplus.orgwww.know-drugs.ch

Substance:

Alcoholic drinks with various level of alcohol, obtained by fermentation of fruit/cereals

Effects:

  • Relaxes
  • Can make you feel happy
  • Gives confidence

Risks:

  • Can make you aggressive
  • Nausea and headache
  • Loss of balance
  • Hangover
  • Dependence
  • Coma (if you drink a lot in a short amount of time)

 Precautions:

ALL DRUGS ARE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS, THE SAFEST PRECAUTION IS TO AVOID USING THEM. REMEMBER THAT ALCOHOL CAN BE HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH EVEN IF IT’S A LEGAL DRUG.

If consumed:

  • Avoid drinking alcohol on an empty stomach
  • Choose the company of people you know in a safe environment
  • Pay attention to the amount drunk, especially if you’re not used to drinking. Avoid having many drinks within the same time period
  • Pace your drinking, mix with soft drinks
  • Avoid mixing with other drugs/other types of alcohol, have water between your drinks.
  • Avoid drinking too often (tolerance).
  • Do not drive after drinking
  • Stay with people you trust if you do not want to have sexual intercourse that you might regret. In the case of sexual intercourse, think about condoms and lubricants.


If you feel like fainting, lie down on your side, and breathe deeply. Eat something sweet (eg a candy) and drink water.

The purpose of this link is to inform and reduce the harms related to drug use. Drug use is potentially dangerous, and the best precaution is not to use them. CUT is an organization working in the field of Harm Reduction related to drug use, does not intend in any way to encourage the use of drugs.

More info available on: www.erowid.com, www.technoplus.org, www.drogues-info-service.fr, http://www.know-drugs.ch

Substance:

Cannabis is a plant whose flowers (buds) and leaves are smoked. THC is the element that causes the high effects.

Presentation:

Cannabis is sold as Poulias or rolls, and is consumed in joints / bongs / bucket bongs or sometimes cooked. Hashish is the dried resin of cannabis and is generally stronger.

Effects:

  • Relaxes
  • Stimulates the appetite (“munchies”)
  • Intensify perceptions
  • Sense of well-being
  • Causes giggling

Risks:

  • Dry mouth
  • Red eyes
  • Affects short-term memory
  • Paranoia
  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Bad Trip (negative thoughts/panic attacks, etc.) 

Precautions:

ALL DRUGS ARE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS, THE SAFEST PRECAUTION IS TO AVOID USING THEM. REMEMBER THAT USE/POSESSION OF ILLEGAL DRUGS CAN LEAD TO FINES AND/OR PRISON SENTENCES UNDER THE DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT

If consumed:

  • Avoid using while alone, choose the company of people you know, and stay in a safe environment, especially if you are not used to the substance.
  • Pay attention to the amount used, especially if you’re not used to it.
  • Avoid using several times within a short time frame
  • Avoid using too often to avoid developing tolerance, i.e. having to use more each time to achieve same effect).
  • If you are using a bong, make sure that the bong and water are clean.
  • If you mix cannabis with tobacco, you will also have the harmful effect of nicotine
  • Breathing the smoke in deeply is more harmful to your lungs and throat while it does not increase the effect.
  • Avoid driving
  • Avoid using if you already suffer from mental disorders, depression or anxiety or heart disease.
  • Stay with people you trust if you do not want to have sexual intercourse that you might regret. In the case of sexual intercourse, think of condoms and lubricant gel.

 

If you feel dizzy, lie down and lift your legs up. Eat something sweet (eg a candy) and drink water. Avoid putting down your legs and getting up too quickly.

 If you know someone who is having a Bad Trip, it is important that you stay calm. Then try to calm them down. Try to find a quiet and relaxing place for them and remind them that they are under the effects of Cannabis which will wear off eventually. It is important to never leave him/her alone during the bad trip.

The purpose of this link is to inform and reduce the harms related to drug use. CUT is an organization working in the field of Harm Reduction related to drug use, does not intend in any way to encourage the use of drugs.

More info available on: www.erowid.com, www.technoplus.org, www.drogues-info-service.fr, http://www.know-drugs.ch

Substance:

Synthetic cannabis is a substance whose effects try to imitate those of cannabis, but it is not cannabis.  Prepared in labs, it is usually much stronger than cannabis

Presentation:

Synthetic cannabis is sprayed onto a mixture of herbs that is usually smoked in a joint or bong. These herbs are not cannabis or tobacco.

Effects:

  • Asimilar effect to smoking cannabis, often stronger
  • Relaxation
  • Euphoria
  • Fast and irregular heartbeat
  • Dry mouth
  • Decrease of inhibitions
  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia

Risks:

  • Rapid breathing
  • Stomach ache
  • Nausea / Vomiting
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Convulsions (repeated and rapid muscle contractions, causing shaking)

Precautions:

ALL DRUGS ARE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS, THE SAFEST PRECAUTION IS TO AVOID USING THEM. REMEMBER THAT USE/POSESSION OF ILLEGAL DRUGS CAN LEAD TO FINES AND/OR PRISON SENTENCES UNDER THE DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT

If consumed:

  • Educate yourself as much as possible about what you use
  • Avoid using while alone, choose the company of people you know, and stay in a safe environment
  • Pay attention to the amount used, especially if you’re not used to it.
  • Do not mix substances together
  • Avoids using frequently (to avoid developing tolerance, i.e. having to use more each time to achieve same effect).
  • Avoid driving
  • Stay with people you trust if you do not want to have sexual intercourse that you might regret. In the case of sexual intercourse, think of condoms and lubricants.

If you feel dizzy, lie down and lift your legs up. Eat something sweet (eg a candy) and drink water. Avoid putting down your legs and getting up too quickly.

If you know someone who is having a Bad Trip, it is important that you stay calm. Then try to calm them down. Try to find a quiet and relaxing place for them and remind them that they are under the effects of the synthetic cannabis which will wear off eventually. It is important to never leave him/her alone during the bad trip.

The purpose of this tool is to inform and reduce the harms related to drug use. CUT is an organization working in the field of Harm Reduction related to drug use, does not intend in any way to encourage the use of drugs.

More info available on: www.erowid.com, www.technoplus.org, www.drogues-info-service.fr, http://www.know-drugs.ch

Product:

Heroin is an opiate synthesized from morphine extracted from opium.

Presentation:

Heroin is usually in the form of a white, pink, brown or beige powder. The brown heroin, also called brown sugar, is in the form of a brown or gray granular material. A third kind of heroin may be sticky as liquid tar or hard as coal. Its colour can vary from black to dark brown.

 Effects:

  • Relieves pain, calm and balance
  • Eliminates anxiety and causes euphoria.
  • The “flash” – euphoric start gives way to a state of well-being and feelings of apathy, tranquillity, carelessness and complacency.
  • In high doses, it causes drowsiness

Risks:

  • Slowed breathing
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Itching
  • Fall in blood pressure
  • Slow pulse
  • Pinpoint pupils and blocking urinary function may occur.
  • Confusion
  • Disorientation
  • Blackouts
  • Extreme constipation
  • Lowered sex drive
  • Life-threatening reduction in breathing rate to 2 – 4 breaths per minute, (due to the weakening of the respiratory system).
  • A heroin overdose can be fatal!

Particular risks associated with injecting heroin:

  • The injection of heroin can lead to infectious complications that can be life-threatening and always needs the attention a doctor or the emergency services.
  • Infection of the skin and tissue due to abscess or oedema of the hands and feet.
  • Allergic reaction to a foreign substance introduced into the body that causes a fever over 40 °, convulsive tremors, tetany and acute anxieties;
  • Blood infection related to the presence of bacteria (sepsis) can lead to endocarditic (inflammation of the inner lining of the heart),
  • Lung infections
  • Furthermore injecting heroin causes an increase in the risk of transmission of HIV and hepatitis B and C.

Precautions:

Any Drug is potentially dangerous; the best precaution is not to use any. The use/possession of illegal drugs is punishable by fine and/or imprisonment under the Dangerous Drug ACT.
  • Avoid using alone choose the company of people you know, in a safe environment
  • Pay attention to the dose (especially when using the first time, and after a prolonged interruption of use).
  • Avoid mixing different products together
  • Limit the frequency of use
  • Avoid driving or undertaking a risky activity
  • Avoid injecting because of additional risks associated with this mode of use it is less dangerous when smoking or snorting.
  • Never share needles.

The purpose of this link is to inform and to reduce the risks related to the use of drugs. Drug use is potentially dangerous, and the best precaution is to not use any drugs. CUT is an association working in the field of Harm Reduction, and in no way seeks to encourage the use of drugs.

To find out more: www.drogues-info-service.frwww.erowid.comwww.technoplus.orgwww.know-drugs.ch

Substance:

Cocaine is laboratory-produced stimulant, based on extracts of coca leaves

Presentation:

Usually in powder form (white or yellowish) or as pebbles/crystals (crack). Cocaine is snorted, but can also be smoked or injected.

Effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Feeling the need to move/talk
  • Reduces feelings of hunger and fatigue
  • Loss of inhibitions and fears.
  • Confidence

Risks:

  • Insomnia
  • Bad moods
  • Anxiety
  • Problems with memory and concentration
  • Hyperactivity
  • Cramps
  • Drug tolerance (Decreasing level of response to substance with each use)/Dependence

Precautions:

ALL DRUGS ARE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS, THE SAFEST PRECAUTION IS TO AVOID USING THEM. REMEMBER THAT USE/POSESSION OF ILLEGAL DRUGS CAN LEAD TO FINES AND/OR PRISON SENTENCES UNDER THE DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT

 If consumed:

  • Educate yourself as much as possible about what you consume
  • Avoid using while alone, choose the company of people you know, and stay in a safe environment
  • Pay attention to the amount used, especially if you’re not used to taking it. Avoid using several times in the same evening
  • Avoid mixing several substances
  • Avoid using often, and take breaks within sessions
  • Avoid driving when under effect
  • Drink water regularly
  • Do not take cocaine immediately after a meal or on an empty stomach. It is best to have a small balanced meal a few hours before
  • Do not share your straw /syringe/injection equipment which can lead to transmission of hepatitis and HIV
  • Do not take cocaine if suffering from cardiac problems, epilepsy or asthma
  • Cocaine can be a sexually stimulating. Stay with people you trust if you do not want to have sexual intercourse that you might regret. In the case of sexual intercourse, think about condoms and lubricants.

If you feel dizzy, lie down and lift your legs up. Eat something sweet (eg a candy) and drink water. Avoid putting down your legs and getting up too quickly.

If you know someone who is having a Bad Trip, it is important that you stay calm. Then try to calm them down. Try to find a quiet and relaxing place for them and remind them that they are under the effects of Cocaine, which will wear off eventually. It is important to never leave him/her alone during the bad trip.

The purpose of this link is to inform and to reduce the risks related to the use of drugs. Drug use is potentially dangerous, and the best precaution is to not use any drugs. CUT is an association working in the field of Harm Reduction, and in no way seeks to encourage the use of drugs.

More info available on: www.erowid.comwww.technoplus.orgwww.drogues-info-service.frhttp://www.know-drugs.ch

Product:

Amphetamines are a group of substances with pharmacological properties. They are all derived from amphetamine. Amphetamines are drugs produced by chemical synthesis. The amphetamine molecule is nevertheless structurally very similar to a natural substance called ephedrine.

Presentation:

Amphetamines are sold in the form of fine powder or crystalline powder (white, pink, yellow) crystals or tablets. It is not uncommon to find it mixed with other drugs such as ecstasy or cocaine. They have an extremely bitter taste.

Effects:

  • Decreased sensation of fatigue and extended wakefulness
  • Euphoria, excitement, increased mental activity
  • Increase in physical endurance
  • Increase in self-confidence
  • Pulse and respiration accelerate
  • Blood pressure increases
  • Insensitivity to pain
  • Anxiety
  • Rapid and slurred speech

Risks:

  • Jaw tightening
  • Dry mouth
  • Temperature increase
  • Heavy fluid loss
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Tremor of the whole body
  • Irritability and aggressive behaviour (especially in when used with alcohol).
  • Methamphetamine is a very exhausting substance with a strong potential for addiction
  • Aggressive states
  • Depression
  • Apathy
  • A permanent state of agitation
  • Sleep and blood circulation disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Weight loss
  • Skin abscesses
  • Tooth loss
  • Aches and stomach cramps

Precautions:

  • Any Drug potentially dangerous, the best precaution is to not consume. The use/possession of illegal drugs is punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment under the Dangerous Drug ACT.
  • Avoid using alone choose the company of people you know, in a safe environment
  • Avoid taking amphetamines if circumstances may favour the emergence of a serious problem. This might be likely if you feel tired, have concerns, are stressed or anxious, and you are depressed. This is also the case if one suffers from the following medical problems or if you have a family history of: cardiovascular problems, high blood pressure problems, epilepsy, asthma, and tetany.
  • Pregnant women should avoid taking amphetamines.
  • When taking amphetamines, drink water regularly to compensate for the dehydration but be careful not to drink too much at once. In case of renal failure caused by amphetamines, water is not flushed out properly. If this occurs a blunt excess of water could cause fatal cerebral oedema.
  • Although this advice is all too often ignored, it is best to avoid mixing amphetamines with other psychoactive substances, including alcohol.
  • If sniffing, do not share your straw to prevent transmission of hepatitis C.
  • If injecting, use your own syringe to prevent transmission of Hepatitis C and HIV.
  • During the come down, plan a time to rest, relax, and eat vitamins and sugary products.
  • Be careful with doses: as a first time user, take less than the regular users, wait to understand the effects on your body before trying more.
  • If the user experiences a crisis (paranoia, delusions, hallucinations…), the entourage must remain calm, call for help and try to calm and reassure the person.

The purpose of this link is to inform and to reduce the risks related to the use of drugs. Drug use is potentially dangerous, and the best precaution is to not use any drugs. CUT is an association working in the field of Harm Reduction, and in no way seeks to encourage the use of drugs.

To find out more: www.drogues-info-service.frwww.erowid.comwww.technoplus.orgwww.know-drugs.ch

Substance:

Originally, Ecstasy is a stimulant in the form of pill containing molecule called MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine). However, it is difficult to know exactly what is in ecstasy tablets today, because different substances are sometimes used for their manufacture. MDMA is usually looks like dirty salt granules.

Presentation:

Ecstasy usually comes in tablets, and MDMA in liquid, more rarely in powder/crystal form.

Effects:

  • Reduces feelings of hunger and fatigue
  • Energizing, stimulant
  • Sense of well-being
  • Gives the impression of being able to communicate easily with others, especially in a non-verbal mode
  • Intensifies sensuality and may increase sexual activity.

Risks:

  • Muscles tension/jaw clenching
  • Gurning
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness, loss of balance.
  • Dry mouth, dehydration
  • Hot flashes and sweating
  • May cause fatigue and depression the following day of consumption
  • Possible degradation of brain functions when used regularly (without break)
  • May cause asthma attacks and epilepsy

 

Precautions:

ALL DRUGS ARE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS, THE SAFEST PRECAUTION IS TO AVOID USING THEM. REMEMBER THAT USE/POSESSION OF ILLEGAL DRUGS CAN LEAD TO FINES AND/OR PRISON SENTENCES UNDER THE DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT

If consumed:

  • Educate yourself as much as possible about what you consume
  • Avoid using while alone, choose the company of people you know, and stay in a safe environment
  • Pay attention to the amount taken, especially if you’re not used to it. Avoid using several times in the same evening
  • Do not mix multiple substances together, regarding ecstasy in particular avoids alcohol, antidepressants and Ritonavir (HIV treatment)
  • Avoid using often and take breaks in between sessions
  • Avoid driving under the effect of ecstasy
  • Drink water regularly
  • Rest the day following use of ecstasy.
  • Do not take ecstasy immediately after a meal or on an empty stomach. It is best to take a small balanced meal few hours before.
  • When the effects of ecstasy go away (and during the following day), take vitamin-rich and sugary foods (bananas, dried fruit, chocolate, candy, etc.).
  • MDMA can increase the sex drive. Stay with people you trust if you do not want to have sexual intercourse that you might regret. In the case of sexual intercourse, think of condoms and lubricants
  • Do not take MDMA when suffering from heart problems, epilepsy, psychiatric problems, kidney or liver disease, asthma or diabetes.

 

If you feel dizzy, lie down and lift your legs up. Eat something sweet (eg a candy) and drink water. Avoid putting down your legs and getting up too quickly.

 If you know someone who is having a Bad Trip, it is important that you stay calm. Then try to calm them down. Try to find a quiet and relaxing place for them and remind them that they are under the effects of MDMA which will wear off eventually. It is important to never leave him/her alone during the bad trip.

The purpose of this link is to inform and to reduce the risks related to the use of drugs. Drug use is potentially dangerous, and the best precaution is to not use any drugs. CUT is an association working in the field of Harm Reduction, and in no way seeks to encourage the use of drugs.

More info available on: www.erowid.comwww.technoplus.orgwww.drogues-info-service.frhttp://www.know-drugs.ch

GHB

Product:

GHB – liquid ecstasy (gammahydroxybutyrique acid) is a synthetic drug with sedative and amnesic properties.

Presentation:

GHB is in the form of white powder soluble or colourless and odourless liquid, it is then packaged in small vials made of glass or plastic.

Effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Relaxation
  • Loss of inhibitions
  • Heightened perceptions
  • Need to talk
  • Slight dizziness
  • Drowsiness

Risks:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Amnesia (blackout) when combined with other substances, particularly alcohol
  • Deep sleep (coma) or unconsciousness
  • Respiratory distress
  • Irritation of the mouth and oesophagus due to the presence of sodium hydroxide
  • Skin irritation
  • Fatal overdose (lowered breathing, low blood pressure, low body temperature (hypothermia) and / or convulsions) occurred during combined use with alcohol or other drugs

Precautions:

Any Drug is potentially dangerous; the best precaution is to not use any. The use/possession of illegal drugs is punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment under the Dangerous Drug ACT.

  • Avoid using when you’re alone, choose the company of people you know, in a safe environment
  • Limit the frequency of consumption
  • Avoid driving or undertake a hazardous activity.
  • When you are offered GHB inform yourself on the origin and the dosage of the substance.
  • Be careful with the dose! If you do not feel the effects of GHB, wait, don’t take anymore. And if you do it anyway, take a small amount. Often it is the simple act of taking another dose that causes an overdose.
  • Avoid the use of GHB when you’re on your own.
  • If you consume GHB, do not mix with other substances, especially alcohol!
  • Stay with people you trust if you do not want to have sex that you might regret. If you do have intercourse, think of condoms and lubricant gel.
  • People with epilepsy, circulatory or kidney disorders should never consume GHB!

The purpose of this link is to inform and to reduce the risks related to the use of drugs. Drug use is potentially dangerous, and the best precaution is to not use any drugs. CUT is an association working in the field of Harm Reduction, and in no way seeks to encourage the use of drugs.

To find out more: www.drogues-info-service.frwww.erowid.comwww.technoplus.orgwww.know-drugs.ch

Product:

Ketamine is originally a phencyclidine derivative used as a general anaesthetic in human and veterinary medicine.

Presentation:

It is in the form of white crystalline powder, liquid, or more rarely, in tablet form.

Effects:

  • Calming /euphoria
  • Floating sensation
  • Derealisation; feeling spaced-out and like trapped in a dream
  • Blurred vision

At higher doses:

  • Vivid hallucinations
  • Loss of physical sensation
  • Difficulty to speak
  • Dissociation – feeling detached from one’s own body
  • k-hole: Dream like, inner journey, feeling everything collapsing inwards

Risks:

  • Slowed breathing.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Numbness and cramps
  • Loss of balance
  • Bad trip, panic attacks
  • Drug tolerance (Decreasing level of response to substance with each use)/ Dependence

Precautions:

ALL DRUGS ARE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS, THE SAFEST PRECAUTION IS TO AVOID USING THEM. REMEMBER THAT USE/POSESSION OF ILLEGAL DRUGS CAN LEAD TO FINES AND/OR PRISON SENTENCES UNDER THE DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT

If consumed:

  • Educate yourself as much as possible about what you take
  • Avoid using while alone, choose the company of people you know, and stay in a safe environment
  • Pay attention to the amount used, especially if you’re not used to it. Avoid using several times in the same evening
  • Do not mix multiple substances together, in particular avoids alcohol, opiates, tranquilizers
  • Avoid using frequently (to avoid developing drug tolerance).
  • Do not drive after having used ketamine
  • Drink water regularly
  • Rest on the day following your use
  • Avoid having a full stomach when you snort (risk of vomiting), but eat before and after
  • Stay with people you trust if you do not want to have sexual intercourse that you might regret. In the case of sexual intercourse, think of condoms and lubricants.
  • Do not share your straw (transmission of hepatitis).

 

If you feel dizzy, lie down and lift your legs up. Eat something sweet (eg a candy) and drink water. Avoid putting down your legs and getting up too quickly.

 

If you know someone who is having a Bad Trip, it is important that you stay calm. Then try to calm them down. Try to find a quiet and relaxing place for them and remind them that they are under the effects of Ketamine which will wear off eventually. It is important to never leave him/her alone during the bad trip.

The purpose of this link is to inform and to reduce the risks related to the use of drugs. Drug use is potentially dangerous, and the best precaution is to not use any drugs. CUT is an association working in the field of Harm Reduction, and in no way seeks to encourage the use of drugs.

More info available on: www.erowid.comwww.technoplus.orgwww.drogues-info-service.frhttp://www.know-drugs.ch

LSD

Substance:

LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is a hallucinogenic substance obtained from a fungus on rye and other cereals.

Presentation:

Uusually available on small squares of paper soaked with LSD. The paper placed on or under the tongue. May also be presented in liquid form.

Effects:

  • May begin to take effect after 20-60 minutes, can last between 6 and 8 hours.
  • Amplified sights and sounds.
  • Giggling
  • In some people LSD can cause greater self-understanding or mystical revelations

 

Risks:

  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Numbness, tingling
  • Tremors
  • Dry mouth, dehydration,
  • Sweats and/or cold sensation
  • Increased in body temperature
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Bad Trip (negative thoughts and/or hallucinations/panic attacks, etc)

 

Precautions:

ALL DRUGS ARE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS, THE SAFEST PRECAUTION IS TO AVOID USING THEM. REMEMBER THAT USE/POSESSION OF ILLEGAL DRUGS CAN LEAD TO FINES AND/OR PRISON SENTENCES UNDER THE DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT

 

If consumed:

  • If you’re not used to, start with a small dose (half board) and avoid using regularly
  • Drink water regularly
  • Avoid mixing with other substances like alcohol
  • Avoid using while alone, choose the company of people you know, and stay in a safe environment
  • To avoid bad trip, avoid using when you’re already gloomy / depressed
  • Avoid using if you already suffer from mental disorders, depression or anxiety, or heart disease.
  • Avoid driving under the influence of LSD.
  • LSD can increase sex drive. Stay with people you trust if you do not want to have sexual intercourse that you might regret. In the case of sexual intercourse, think about condoms and lubricants.

 

If you feel dizzy, lie down and lift your legs up. Eat something sweet (eg a candy) and drink water. Avoid putting down your legs and getting up too quickly.

 

If you know someone who is having a Bad Trip, it is important that you stay calm. Then try to calm them down. Try to find a quiet and relaxing place for them and remind them that they are under the effects of LSD which will wear off eventually. It is important to never leave him/her alone during the bad trip.

The purpose of this link is to inform and to reduce the risks related to the use of drugs. Drug use is potentially dangerous, and the best precaution is to not use any drugs. CUT is an association working in the field of Harm Reduction, and in no way seeks to encourage the use of drugs.

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Substance:

Hallucinogenic mushrooms (psilocybin and psilocin are the elements that produce hallucinogenic effects)

Presentation:

Fresh or dried mushrooms (psilocybin rarely pure synthetic white powder).

Effects:

  • Stimulates and energises
  • Causes hallucinations
  • Giggling

Risks:

  • Anxiety
  • Feelings of choking
  • Sweating and/or chilling sensations
  • Increase in body temperature,
  • Nausea/vomiting.
  • Bad Trip (negative thoughts and/or hallucinations/panic attacks, etc.).

Precautions:

ALL DRUGS ARE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS, THE SAFEST PRECAUTION IS TO AVOID USING THEM. REMEMBER THAT USE/POSESSION OF ILLEGAL DRUGS CAN LEAD TO FINES AND/OR PRISON SENTENCES UNDER THE DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT

If consumed:

  • If you’re not used to it, do not use a lot
  • Drink water regularly
  • Avoid mixtures with other products, like alcohol
  • Avoid using while alone, choose the company of people you know, and stay in a safe environment
  • To avoid bad trips, avoid using when you’re already gloomy/depressed
  • Avoid using if you already suffer from mental disorders, depression or anxiety, or heart disease.
  • Avoid using regularly.
  • Avoid driving while under effect
  • Mushrooms can increase sex drive. Stay with people you trust if you do not want to have sexual intercourse that you might regret. In the case of sexual intercourse, think of condoms and lubricants.

 If you feel dizzy, lie down and lift your legs up. Eat something sweet (eg a candy) and drink water. Avoid putting down your legs and getting up too quickly.

 

If you know someone who is having a Bad Trip, it is important that you stay calm. Then try to calm them down. Try to find a quiet and relaxing place for them and remind them that they are under the effects of mushrooms which will wear off eventually. It is important to never leave him/her alone during the bad trip.

The purpose of this link is to inform and to reduce the risks related to the use of drugs. Drug use is potentially dangerous, and the best precaution is to not use any drugs. CUT is an association working in the field of Harm Reduction, and in no way seeks to encourage the use of drugs.

 

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