ECSTASY OR MDMA (ALSO KNOWN AS MOLLY)

WHAT IS IT?

Ecstasy or MDMA is a synthetic psychoactive drug that acts as a stimulant and a hallucinogen.

STREET NAMES

Adam, Beans, Biscuit, Clarity, Disco Biscuit, E, Eve, Go, Hug Drug, Lover’s Speed, MDMA, Peace, STP, X, XTC

HOW IT IS TAKEN

  • Swallowing  gel capsules (Molly), pills, tablets
  • Powder, crystal, liquid
  • Crushed or snorted
  • Occasionally smoked   

HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE BODY?

  • Increased motor activity, alertness, heart rate, blood pressure
  • Muscle tension, tremors, teeth clenching, nausea, sweating
  • Euphoria, empathy, reduced inhibition
  • Chills, blurred vision
  • Confusion, anxiety, depression, paranoia, severe dehydration
  • Sharp increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), which can lead to liver, kidney and cardiovascular failure and death

Reference: https://www.justthinktwice.gov/drugs/ecstasy-or-mdma-also-known-molly

PCP (PHENCYCLIDINE)

WHAT IS IT?

PCP is a synthetically produced hallucinogen

STREET NAMES

Angel Dust, Boat, Crystal, Embalming Fluid, Hog, Ozone, Rocket Fuel, Shermans, Supergrass, Tic Tac, Wack, Zoom

HOW IT IS TAKEN

  • Tablets, capsules are swallowed
  • In powder form, snorted
  • Leafy material sprayed or dipped in liquid and smoked 

HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE BODY?

  • Dissociative drug, induces distortion of sight and sound and produces feelings of detachment
  • Disorientation, delirium
  • Sedation, immobility, amnesia
  • Numbness, slurred speech, loss of coordination
  • Feeling of strength, power, and invulnerability
  • Increased blood pressure, rapid and shallow breathing, elevated heart rate and temperature
  • Addictive

Reference: https://www.justthinktwice.gov/drugs/pcp-phencyclidine

KETAMINE

Ketamine is a general, short-acting anesthetic with hallucinogenic effects. Sometimes used to facilitate sexual assault crimes.

STREET NAMES

Special K, Cat Valium, Kit Kat, K, Super Acid, Super K, Purple, Special La Coke, Jet, Vitamin K

HOW IT IS TAKEN

  • Injected
  • Liquid mixed with liquids
  • Powder that is snorted, mixed in drinks, or smoked

HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE BODY?

  • Hallucinations, which last 30-60 minutes
  • Distorts sights and sounds
  • Induces feelings of calmness and relaxation, relief from pain
  • Immobility and amnesia
  • Body feels out of control
  • Agitation, depression, unconsciousness
  • Flashbacks

Reference: https://www.justthinktwice.gov/drugs/ketamine