Questions tagged [recreational-drugs]

Questions related to the use of non-prescribed drugs for recreational purposes. This also includes legal and illegal drugs, plant products, mushrooms, etc.

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Is there an interaction with methamphetamine and dental anesthetic?

According to the sign shown in this post on Reddit, using methamphetamine and dental anesthetic together is lethal. If you use Methamphetamines (Crystal Meth, Crank, Speed, Glass, Tweak, Yaba)...
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What is the cause of the vaping-related outbreak of lung injuries?

According to the CDC, there are reports of more than 1000 patients in the US with vaping-associated lung injuries, and 23 deaths have been confirmed. The median age of deceased patients is 49.5 years, ...
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Why is it that psychoactive drugs tend to be dangerous?

I'm personally not a big fan of recreational drugs, illicit or otherwise, but there's an interesting medical question buried in their use. Why is it that substances that make you feel good tend to be ...
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Is 0.00 ng/ml a reasonable result for a drug screening?

If someone’s blood was taken to determine whether they’ve been using certain substances such as methylamphetamines, barbiturates, opiates etc., is the value of 0.00 ng/ml a reasonable indication of a ...
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Could a nerve agent be used recreationally?

Many drugs that will kill you in high quantities are used recreationally in low doses. (e.g. alcohol or heroine). I wonder if you diluted a military grade nerve agent in a lot of water. Would the ...
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Does a higher IQ influence the 'high' of weed?

I'm not sure if this is the best place for the question, but it seemed like the appropriate board to ask on.. So, I'm not asking if Higher IQ= Smoking more weed or anything like that. I was just ...
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Quantify third-hand smoke exposure risk

Are there any reliable reviews which quantify the risk associated with third hand smoke exposure? (For example in terms of second hand smoke exposure risk) The scientific literature I've read so far ...
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Are there tables that compare deadly effects of various psychoactive drugs?

Many people say that most illegal drugs are dangerous. Others say that meth is more dangerous than heroin and cocaine and alcohol and nicotine is about as dangerous as those. And others say that ...
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Drug abuse and hair loss

I've googled through internet but couldn't find straight answers. Are some recreational drugs known to cause hair loss?
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Could drug abuse possibly make eyes smaller?

I've been using Dextromethorphan 450 mg daily for 6 months. My friends say that my eyes have become smaller. I look myself in the mirror, or compare selfies, I can't tell. Is it possible that drug ...
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Do the derivatives of cannabis have the same effect on the brain?

grass, hashish, hash oil... I've read THC is the active ingredient in all these. But I've heard people saying they have different mental effects. Can you please explain?
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What a heroin addict takes when there's no heroin available, in order to avoid abstinence syndrome?

The heroin abstinence, like alcohol abstinence, is something painful and hard to pass through. Listen a history when Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love came in Brasil, in 1993, when they go down in street ...
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Medicine/drug to “get along” with difficult people?

This is not a solicitation for medical advice. If I want a medical opinion I know I need to see a doctor. Are there specific medicines, drugs and/or substances which: are legal in the USA without a ...
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Reheating Dr. Green Agent X

I have purchased the product Dr. Green Agent X. How many times I can put the un-opened product in the microwave before it becomes unusable?
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How to tell if someone is high on meth? [closed]

This is a duplicate of a question asked on Parenting.stackexchange.com, that I'm reposting on this site because I want an answer to this, too. I've never heard of anything like this before, I always ...
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What practically “kills” the human brain without debilitating the person?

For example, people say that drugs kill the brain but someone who becomes stupid and forgetful from years of smoking marijuana isn't literally brain dead. What specific drugs and other activities or ...
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Why some people experience no side effects from a drug?

NOTE: Please, do not refer to the article it has been given as an arbitrary introduction to the question I've stumbled upon an article daily heroin usage for 20 years. Basically, the article is ...
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How does a blind person react to hallucinogenic drugs

I've recently seen a post online stating the question: "What would happen if a blind person tried hallucinogenic drugs." (This entails 5-HT2A antagonists like Lysergic acid and psilocybin, the most ...
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Is amyl nitrite used for sex?

Do people use it for sex somehow? What is the effect? Just in the book,"Fight Club", the author describes this drug in a sex related context.
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What are the side effects of habitual cocaine usage, particularly the visually noticeable ones?

If I suspect someone of being a cocaine addict, what should I look for that signals potential cocaine usage?
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If meditating lowers brain activity and low brain activity is good then how come when you see low brain activities in (brain) PET scans its bad?

A lot of people try to scare you from taking drugs by showing you pictures of brains with lower brain activities on PET scans. But if meditating does the same exact thing and creates PET scans that ...
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Bleomycin and Cannabis

To my understanding, bleomycin has a considerably detrimental effect on the lungs of a patient taking it as a part of their chemotherapy regime. However, my question is, if a patient smokes cannabis (...
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What are the risks LSD microdosing?

I have recently seen several news articles about LSD microdosing: The Telegraph, Forbes, TechInsider, etc. Definition from Rolling Stones: A microdose is about a tenth of the normal dose – around ...
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Why would a junkie have a grand mal seizure during withdrawal?

On the television show Fear the Walking Dead, one of the main characters is a heroin addict. After a couple of days without heroin, he goes into intense withdrawal, and either has a grand mal seizure ...
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How long does it take for heroin withdrawal to begin?

If a heroin addict is unable to shoot up again, how soon after the most recent dose will serious withdrawal symptoms occur? Is it a matter of hours, or days?
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How much alcohol intake is required to trigger withdrawal?

Daily heavy alcohol users frequently experience a withdrawal syndrome if they suddenly stop drinking. I’m pretty confident that 2 standard drinks per day is rarely enough to trigger withdrawal, and ...
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In what ways do studies indicate that smoking marijuana is detrimental to long-term health, if any?

I've heard a lot of conflicting information about the long-term effects. Could someone please clarify at least the proven risks? Note: I've decided to answer my own question, but I'd prefer to hear ...
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Is there any evidence for health benefits from cannabis?

From the Wikipedia article on medical cannabis: The Cannabis plant has a history of medicinal use dating back thousands of years across many cultures. Its usage in modern times is controversial,...