People have become increasingly used to recreational drug use. This is something that has been glorified through Hollywood movies and pop music that we hear today. A lot of popular artists are used to this habit and nowadays it has become quite common among youth. This article looks at some of the most popular recreational drugs that are used today.
Cannabis also called marijuana, weed, pot, hemp etc. has become increasingly popular all over the world. In fact, it has become the most commonly used drug at present. It has been legalised in many states of USA and is being prescribed as a medicinal drug. You can use a glass smoking pipe which has become quite the standard for smoking & available in number of styles and colours. Even though the herb is native to Asia, it is cultivated worldwide. You will get an instantaneous effect of relaxation and euphoria. The strength of the experience depends on the quality of the drug and the dosage.
Opium is a drug used since old times. Opium is derived from the sap collected by the Opium Poppy. The plants are native to China and Greece. Ancient civilisations of Egypt and Rome were known to have cultivated it. When the sap is dissolved in alcohol it was known as laudanum. Many celebrated poets back in the day used laudanum to boost their creative genius. Nowadays it can be smoked from a waterpipe bong as well.
LSD or Lysergic Acid Diethylamide is one of the most powerful hallucinogens in the world. Its discovery was actually an accident. It was originally created to combat the common cold. The effects of this drug are quite jarring. It heightens visual awareness and sounds within one to two hours of ingestion. User completely dissociates from reality and will experience a sense of altered perceptions. But there is a risk of increased anxiety, fear, paranoia and panic.
Cocaine also has a long history. It originated from South America. The drug is derived from the Coca plant. It was included in medicines available in the Victorian era. It has properties as a powerful stimulant and anaesthetic. It can also suppress appetite. An interesting fact is that until 1900’s when it was prohibited, Coca-Cola contained cocaine as an ingredient.
Heroin can be a deceptively dangerous drug. The methods of consumption are smoking, injection and sniffing. Heroin is a very powerful painkiller and those who use it experience a sense of peace and exhilaration. It is almost impossible for a user to withdraw from this powerful drug given its extreme addictiveness.
Amphetamines also impart a sense of euphoria to the user. They affect the dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain. It has been used in medical applications such as suppressing appetite and treating ADHD in both children and adults. The users are known to display increased energy levels and it became quite popular among youth.