The most common synonyms are:
|Mechanism of action||
|Routes of administration||
Effects sought out by the user
- Distorted perceptions
- Out-of-body experiences
- Synesthesia (crossing of 2 or more senses)
- Users become indifferent to their surroundings
- Vivid hallucinations
Toxic effectsMild intoxication
- Slurred speech
- Irresponsible behaviour
- Loss of short-term memory
Effects associated with chronic use
- Continuous exposure causes aversion, which deters users.
Onset and duration of action
|Duration of psychotropic
|Inhaled||< 30="">||5 to 10 minutes, then wears off after 20 to 30 minutes|
|Sublingual||5 to 10 minutes||1 hour then wears off after 1 hour|
- No antidote available.
- Treatment is mainly symptomatic.
Many different street drugs are sold under the same name.
Furthermore, nothing guarantees the quantity, purity or even the content of a street drug in spite of the fact that it may, in some cases, look like medication.
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Partnership for a Drug-Free Canada.
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