What Are Designer Drugs?

What Are Designer Drugs?

Designer drugs is a term applied to synthetic drugs created by pharmaceutical companies. Drugs like methamphetamine and LSD were created as medications. Today, ‘designer drugs’ are any synthetic alternative of a narcotic, usually intended to increase its potency while minimizing the side-effects. They are made with the goal of getting around the law. Many drugs…

Drinking alcohol has myriad effects on blood coagulation. At least one drink per day may have the benefit of acting as a blood thinner and protect against clotting in clogged arteries, like aspirin.

Does Alcohol Thin the Blood?

Drinking alcohol has myriad effects on blood coagulation. At least one drink per day may have the benefit of acting as a blood thinner and protect against clotting in clogged arteries, like aspirin. Thinning the blood can hasten bleeding from injured arteries, increasing the risk of bleeding strokes. It also interacts with prescription anticoagulants like…

Know the Basics of Ketamine Abuse

Know the Basics of Ketamine Abuse

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic developed in the early 1960s and used in human and veterinary medicine. The drug is used for anesthesia. Developed in the 1950s as an intravenous general anesthetic, ketamine was developed as a dissociative anesthetic to replace PCP because of its severe side effects. Learn more about the basics of ketamine…

What is BZP?

What is BZP?

BZP, or n-benzylpiperazine, is sometimes the slang term for ecstasy, A2, MDAI, Head Rush, Exotic Super Strong, and other similar street names. This ‘novel’ drug is emerging because they are different from common drugs and professionals are still learning the lasting effects. BZP is a component drug in ecstasy with many similar effects to MDMA.…