We at Addictive Addiction want to be a reliable resource to you. We aim to give you comprehensive information about all aspects of addiction, from the signs of someone who’s addicted to the withdrawal symptoms of drugs.
Every now and then, you ask us a question about one or another particular substance, and we’re always happy to oblige. But sometimes we’ve got to do a little research ourselves. Such is the case when we hear strange drug names and street names that we don’t recognize.
Since this site was launched, we’ve had a few of these requests. So we thought it best if we put together a sort of “glossary of terms” for you. Here are some of the street names you’ve asked us about, and what those drugs are.
When you asked us about the iowaska drug, we knew what you meant. We only had to read it aloud. The name of the drug that you were asking about was ayahuasca.
Ayahuasca is a traditional spiritual medicine which is used in the rain forest of the Amazon. It’s a tea made from plants native to the area, and when ingested it will cause a hallucinogenic effect. The ayahuasca drug has been popularized by mainstream media, and is often mentioned in television and movies, but it’s not a common street drug.
The legal status of ayahuasca is a little confusing. DMT, the substance found in the plants which are used to make the tea, is a controlled substance. But because the plants themselves are used for religious purposes, the plants which contain DMT are legal to possess.
You can probably deduce what xans drug means. Xanax is a prescription drug which is commonly used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. It’s also been known to have a positive effect on those diagnosed with ADHD.
Xanax, like many other prescription drugs, is often bought an sold as a street drug. It has heavy tranquilizing effects, and is very addictive. It’s possible to overdose from taking too many xans, but there’s also a danger in withdrawal from the drug. Users who stop taking Xanax without a physician’s help can suffer severe psychosis, hallucinations and damage to the brain.
You’ve asked us about the Livalo drug, and since we weren’t familiar with it, we did a little digging. Livalo is a drug which is prescribed for high cholesterol. It works to reduce the amount of “bad” cholesterol in adults, and may help to decrease the chance of heart attack.
As far as modern medicine has shown, Livalo is not addictive, nor can you get high on Livalo. As with any drug, you can overdose, but the complications of overdose are generally fairly mild. You may experience fever or vomiting, and should contact a poison control center.
In short, Livalo is not a drug which will cause any kind of high. It’s simply a medicine taken by adults with high cholesterol levels.
The MXE drug is a designer drug which is increasingly being sold as a substitute for ketamines. MXE is an extremely dangerous drug with severe side effects. Those who have taken MXE call it a “nightmare” and claim an inability to talk or walk for hours following ingestion.
Using MXE as a substitute for ketamine isn’t advised. The drug is a dissociative drug, just as ketamine is, but it’s much more potent than ketamine or PCP. The MXE drug can cause feelings of anxiety in small doses, and a full dissociation from reality in higher doses.
Another drug you’ve asked us about is Nbome. Nbome’s scientific name is 25I-NBOMe, and it’s actually used in research. 25I-NBOMe is used to map reactions in the serotonin receptors of the brain, but has been used recreationally.
25I-NBOMe is a hallucinogen, and has several other street names. You may have heard it referred to as N-bomb, solaris, smiles or wizard. It’s a psychedelic drug, but not known to be very addicting. In fact, it’s been shown that the desire to use the drug can actually decrease with continued use.
Most people have heard of rohypnols. The rohypnol drug is a powerful tranquilizer, and is most commonly referred to as the date rape drug. The drug is given to victims without their knowledge, and those victims are rendered unable to respond or resist a sexual (or other) attack.
Rohypnol is a paralyzing drug, and is known by other street names. The forget-me pill, Mexican valium, R2, rope and roofies are a few of these names. In Europe and Latin America, rohypnol is marketed and sold as a sleeping pill, but in the United States it’s illegal to use or possess rohypnol.
The burundanga drug is another which has practical uses but has gained a reputation as a street drug. About ten years ago, an email began circulating around the United States. There were claims that criminals were lacing business cards with burundanga and distributing them to victims. The victims were unconscious soon after, and the drug became known as a date rape drug.
This story isn’t altogether true, however. Burundanga is derived from the dutura plant, which is typically found in Colombia. In high doses, when smoked or ingested with food, can cause severe confusion and delirium. But it’s unlikely that contact via business card would cause a victim to fall unconscious.
While it’s been documented that the burundanga drug has been used in Colombia to commit similar crimes to that mentioned above, the opposite is true for the United States. There have been no verified reports of burundanga criminal activity in the United States. Reports have been verified of its use in Colombia and Spain.
In 1974, 2C-B was developed as a drug meant for use in the psychiatric community. 2C-B was a therapy aid, and it was prescribed and obtained legally. In 1985, MDMA (ecstasy) was classified illegal by the United States government, and 2C-B soon became a legal substitute for it.
2C-B is a rave drug, and its use isn’t limited to the United States. It’s sold across the world and is frequently marketed as ecstasy, though the drugs are different. In Germany and Holland, the drug has been sold as an aphrodisiac called Nexus or Erox.
The drug produces hallucinogenic effects and has a relatively short duration. Users report that the effects of the drug only last a few hours. They claim that the drug helps them to feel “in touch” with themselves. It’s common, also, for music to influence the effect of the drug. Users have claimed an ability to “see” music while on the drug.
Street names for 2C-B include nexus, bees, venus, mescaline and sometimes ecstasy.
Dragon’s Breath Drug
We’ll admit, we had to do a little bit of extra research on the dragon’s breath drug. It would seem that maybe when we were asked about dragon’s breath, our readers actually meant devil’s breath.
Devil’s breath is scopolamine. And we’ve actually mentioned it previously in this article. Devil’s breath and burundanga are the same drug. Scopolamine is a prescription drug which is most commonly prescribed for motion sickness and nausea. But in high doses, the drug can cause weakness, drowsiness, memory lapse and what can be described as a lack of inhibition.
As we mentioned previously, there are no reported cases of criminal devil’s breath use in the United States. However, the drug is known to leave the body quickly, so it’s possibly that the substance was simply not found in victims’ blood.
Burundanga, or Devil’s breath, is thought to be one of the scariest and most dangerous drugs. While under the influence of the drug, victims act in a “zombie” state. They’re very much alert and active while on the drug, but will not remember anything that happened.
This makes Devil’s Breath particularly attractive to would-be criminals. For instance, reports have been documented of seniors who have drained their savings accounts at the request of someone who “fed” them the drug. The victims of these crimes have no memory of what occurred within a few hours.
Strange Drug Names
We cover a great many drugs on Addictive Addiction. Within these articles, we make a determined attempt to cover not only the effects, withdrawal symptoms and overdose risks of the drugs, but to also identify street names.
To be honest, many of these street names are regional. Take, for example, marijuana. Marijuana may be called weed, pot, dope, Mary, skunk… the list goes on. It would be nearly impossible to list each of those street names within our articles.
However, as you continue to ask questions, we’ll continue to research information. We do desire to provide you accurate addiction information, and to be a resource that you can trust.