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Weird Drugs People Use to get High

Weird Drugs People Use to get High

People using street drugs or abusing resources such as catnip to achieve a high sensation is nothing new. Weird drugs which are abused do not always come from a prescription. Reports indicate that people will misuse substances like cough syrup which can produce potent effects but may result in cardiac arrest or death. Do people only abuse these life-threatening substances to reach a dangerous high?  

Obscure Drugs Cause Adverse Effects

People use what? Hand sanitizer addiction is not as uncommon as one may think. The inhalant drug is often abused by teenagers who cannot purchase alcohol due to the age limit. Since hand sanitizer contains at least sixty percent alcohol, people will drink the substance to feel tipsy or drunk. At one point, chugging a bottle of hand sanitizer was a trend that resulted in many young people undergoing alcohol poisoning.  

Although hand sanitizer is a funny drug or a substance that is misused and grants adverse drug side effects, many other substances make up obscure drugs. For instance, ayahuasca, or DMT, may often be used for holistically healing certain medical conditions, but although the drug is naturally occurring, intense hallucinations are experienced. DMT street names for the drug include Aya and Yage.  

Toad venom is amongst the other uncommon drugs that are misused to achieve a spiritual awakening or a fierce high sensation. Other impacts of smoking the poison include a change in mood, sleep patterns, sexual behavior, body temperature, and sensory perception. The high does not last long, but it produces vigorous effects that may cause cognitive impairment or health complications.  

Is Catnip Addictive?

Catnip is not used just for our furry friends, and people will smoke or drink the substance in tea. People will form an addiction to the calming effects produced by catnip. The result is slightly hypnotic, but if a person ingests more than an average dosage, the risk of overdose dramatically increases. In addition, a person may experience nausea, vomiting, headaches, or dizziness. However, the possible benefits of ingesting catnip include helping reduce anxiety, insomnia, and colds. Although the effects may be reached, is it worth the risks?  

What Is Jenkem? 

Talking about weird drugs, jenkem may be the strangest of them all! By far, the drug is disturbing since it is a hallucinogen inhalant made from fermented human feces. Jenkem was popular in Africa during the 1990s. People would put the feces and urine in a jar or a bucket and place a balloon or lid over the waste. The concoction is placed under the heat of the sun to ferment.  

After fermentation, the seal is lifted, and the person sniffs the fumes, which produces effects of pleasure, delusions, and lightheadedness. Is jenkem real? Many people, especially in America, are convinced that the weird drug is a hoax.  

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We understand that everyone experiences addiction differently, and side effects may be more intense for some than others, which is why we design a treatment plan that helps you to achieve your recovery goals.  

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Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.