3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) is a synthetic drug that can drastically alter mood and perception of its users. The synthetic chemicals combine to make the user feel warm, comfortable, and experience loving feelings. MDMA is a drug that is most often abused at raves, which are all night dance parties; it comes in capsule or tablet form, but can also be crushed and snorted. MDMA affects the dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin levels of the brain.
Bath salts are synthetic stimulant-like chemicals that come in crystal or powder form. For many years, bath-salts went under the legal radar until recent years. Laws have been enacted to combat the widespread use and abuse of these synthetic drugs. The chemicals are swallowed, inhaled or injected to achieve the desired stimulant-like effects. It seems that teenagers are more likely to abuse bath salts than any other demographic.
Cocaine is a strong stimulant that can be snorted, inhaled, smoked and injected. Cocaine has an extremely substantial risk of addiction dependence. It is derived from the coca plant that is native to South America through a rigorous isolation process. Cocaine is one of the most widely abused drugs in America and usually comes in powder form. The high attained from cocaine usually lasts around thirty minutes, to an hour, leaving the user chasing the next high soon afterward.
Crystal Meth (Methamphetamine)
Methamphetamine is a synthetic stimulant that is widely abused in America. Also going by the name of Crystal Meth, it is known for its potent effects and serious symptoms of use which range from paranoia, aggression and psychosis. Crystal Meth comes in what looks like small shards of crystals that can be smoked, snorted and injected. Crystal Meth is also known for the devastating effects it can have on the teeth, which is called “meth mouth”.