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Which drug is most dangerous? Anabolic steroids, hallucinogens, or club (designer) drugs?

Which drug is most dangerous? Anabolic steroids, hallucinogens, or club (designer) drugs?

Tough 2 decide!: What an interesting question! Hard to say, steroids cause shrunken testicles, enlarged prostate, breast development, erectile dysfunction, reduced sperm count, severe acne, high blood pressure and strokes. Hallucinogens like LSD cause psychosis, flashbacks, schizophrenia, depression. Club drugs could be a lot of things, sudden death from arrhythmia is reported with several. All are dangerous! ...Read more

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Club Drugs (Definition)

Club drugs are illegal drugs taken for use at dance clubs, and can include ...Read more


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Is hashish a narcotic, stimulant, club drug, etc.

Is hashish a narcotic, stimulant, club drug, etc.

Hashish: Hashish is a cannabis-derived resin product that exhibits the same effects as marijuana. It is a schedule i controlled substance whose non-research use is illegal under federal law. Like other cannabis products, it exhibits depressant, stimulant and hallucinogenic effects, with its most dominant effect being hallucinogenic. Note: - substance abuse of any kind is ill advisable. Good luck! ...Read more

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Chemically speaking, are illegal drugs different from prescription drugs?

Chemically speaking, are illegal drugs different from prescription drugs?

If by illegal: you mean "bootleg" drugs manufactured illegally (e.g., methamphetamine), the difference is a prescription drug is made under govt regulation to insure purity and quality. Illegal drugs have no quality control, may contain toxins, are probably of poor quality and purity, and may not be the drug claimed by the dealer. Using them is a roll of the dice with your life. ...Read more

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Who coined the term substance abuse (ie, alcoholism, legal and illegal drug abuse, etc.)?

Who coined the term substance abuse (ie, alcoholism, legal and illegal drug abuse, etc.)?

Not clear: The term alcoholism was originally coined in 1849 by magnus huss. Untill the 1940s it referred primarily to the physical consequences of long-term heavy drinking. I am not sure about the term substance abuse. ...Read more

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What drugs are classified as anabolic supplements (legal and illegal)?

What drugs are classified as anabolic supplements (legal and illegal)?

Testosterone like. : Testosterone, or drugs that work like testosterone are considered anabolic steroids. Lists of these as well as their use, effects, side effects, etc. Can easily be found on line, by searching : anabolic steroids. ...Read more

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Are there any ?Legal hallucinogens or? Psychedelics?

Are there any ?Legal hallucinogens or? Psychedelics?

Nope: Unless you find naturally growing peyote. Even then, it may be illegal to have. It is certainly illegal to sell. ...Read more

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Can a father's drug use during conception cause birth defects - for example cocaine, opioids, depressants, stimulants, LSD/Ecstacy?

Can a father's drug use during conception cause birth defects - for example cocaine, opioids, depressants, stimulants, LSD/Ecstacy?

Major drug abuse: A history of major drug abuse can cause damage to male reproductive health - but it would not be from a single use at the actual time of conception. I'd also think hard about the maturity and responsibility toward a potential child that you might expect from a man who abuses drugs enough to cause harm to his body. Creating a Life is serious business - even more than sex (which is too!) Be safe. ...Read more

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What drugs are hallucinogenic?

What drugs are hallucinogenic?

Hallucinogens: Also called psychotomimetic or psychedelic can include lysergic acid (lsd), dmt, 2c-b, dob, psilocybin, mescaline, mdma, marijuana and synthetic cannabinoids (i.e. Spice), as well as dissociative drugs like salvia divinorum or ketamine. There are a number of other plant and fungal sources of hallucinogens as well. In many the problems outweight potential medical benefits. ...Read more

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Can I use any illegal drugs while on antabuse (disulfiram)?

Can I use any illegal drugs while on antabuse (disulfiram)?

No: Not unless you want to have a new addiction. Clearly you are taking this med for problems related to alcohol. Replacing that with a new substance will very likely result in cross addiction. Get healthy support. ...Read more

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Does guilt play a role in drug or alcohol addiction?

Does guilt play  a role in drug or alcohol addiction?

No: If you're asking if make somebody feel guilty will help him/her to stop drinking or using, then the answer is 99% no. If you're asking whether some people use because he feels guilty, then the answer is: very possible, but clearly not the only reason. Find a good therapist, both for the patient and for the family. The problem most of the times is a family problem, even if you don't think so. ...Read more

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Could alcohol / drug induce sleepwalking/talking?

Could alcohol / drug induce sleepwalking/talking?

Yes: Alcohol can induce sleep abnormalities including sleep walking and sleep talking. ...Read more

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Why are drugs like cocaine illegal? If caffeine and alcohol are used for there psychoactive effects. Why isn't cocaine in moderation legal too?

Why are drugs like cocaine illegal? If caffeine and alcohol are used for there psychoactive effects. Why isn't cocaine in moderation legal too?

Read your history: Since the beginning of civilization, every human society has had its own particular customs, traditions & laws re what's "licit" & what's ILlicit. Not just psychoactive chemicals, but everything, e.g. marriage. The roots of what substances are legal & which aren't are not rational: they're social, cultural & historical. There are many books about this fascinating subject for the general reader. ...Read more

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Do most teenagers who abuse drugs also smoke tobacco?

Do most teenagers who abuse drugs also smoke tobacco?

Nicotine is a drug: Reckless and unsafe behaviors go hand in hand. While most teens who start smoking do not abuse drugs, a majority of teen alcohol and drug users also use tobacco. In addition, more than half of teens who abuse drugs and alcohol also have an underlying mental condition, like Anxiety Disorders and Mood Disorders. Most who end up being life long smokers, start smoking as a teen. Nicotine is a drug. ...Read more

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Do people recreationally abuse propoxyphene?

Do people recreationally abuse propoxyphene?

Of course...: Anything that can cause a mental “change in state”, will be used or abused by someone to achieve a brain change. Some substances, like alcohol, cause a reliable change in state that is similar from person to person. Other substances, like propoxyphene, produced a more unreliable change & only at higher, more dangerous doses. Also, it's not available in usa anymore. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What health risks can be attributed to unadulterated lsd (acid), psilocybin (mushrooms), or mdma (ecstasy)?

Death: These are very dangerous drugs and you can die from them or end up a vegetable. I have seen family members whose loved ones are institutionalized for life following a one time party drug experience. It is not worth risking your life or that of friends experimenting with them. ...Read more

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Fake weed aka potpourri can be addictive? Right?

Fake weed aka potpourri can be addictive? Right?

Yes: Substances do not have to cause a physical dependency in order for them to cause addiction. In addition, with many of the synthetics, the chemicals involved are sprayed onto inert plant material. This process often results in uneven deposits of the active drug. A person will smoke some, not get much of an effect, so will take more, and may get an area of higher concentration of drug, and get sick. ...Read more

Hallucinogens (Definition)

Hallucinogens are drugs that cause false perceptions (such as sights, ...Read more