Designer Drugs: Ingestion methods
Last modified: Saturday, 30. May 2009 - 2:48 pm
Though regular drug users will frequently modify their Ingestion methods to hasten the impact of the drug’s effects, such as grinding MDMA tablets into powder and snorting it rather than swallowing the pill), this overview will focus on the most common means of delivery and usage.
Of all the designer drugs, ecstasy is by far the most commonly used drug, and is sold and distributed in pressed tablets or capsules and ingested orally. Users have also been known to snort it.
2C-B, or bromomescaline, is also sold and taken in capsules or tablets. There are also reports of Nexus being snorted, although unlike ecstasy, snorting 2C-B is said to be excruciatingly painful.
GHB is sometimes sold as a powder in a bag or capsules, but is most commonly sold and consumed as a liquid in small (30 ml) glass or plastic bottles, enough for three moderate doses. Dosing of GHB is extremely variable. Quantities used with ecstasy or other stimulants to modulate the highs of both drugs.
PCP is available in the form of tablets, capsules, liquid, and powder. In its base form, PCP is a white crystalline powder that is snorted, pressed into tablets, or mixed together with water or alcohol. More commonly, it is sprayed in its liquid form on leafy material such as oregano, mint, or marijuana, and sold to end users in the form of joints to be smoked.