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Ethylphenedate / Etizolam / GBL

Street Aware does not advocate the use of substances.
The information below is only to illustrate the dangers of drug use.

DRUG: Ethylphenedate

AKA: Eph, Chemical name: -ethyl 2-phenyl-2-piperidin-2-ylacetate

FROM: Synthetic stimulant, Methylphenidate analogue, made in labs

TAKEN: Swallowed, Insufflated (snorted), smoked (vaporised)

LASTS: 1-3 hours

WHAT HAPPENS? You may experience euphoria, mental stimulation, feelings of wellbeing. It is a less jittery and more euphoric high than methylphenidate or even cocaine. However, it could cause a racing heart, paranoia/anxiety with higher doses or repeated doses, insomnia

DANGERS: Psychological addiction, strain on heart,

COST: £15 - £20 gram

HARM REDUCTION: Risk of Mental Health problems: Avoid if prone to mental health problems Don’t use if you suffer from anxiety. Try not to re-dose and try to measure or weigh your doses, research before using. Dosages range from 25mg (weak) to 100mg (very strong) ALWAYS start low and work your way up! While Intoxicated: You are vulnerable and less sensitive to pain! Stay with people you know and trust to look after you; Don’t mix Ethylphenidate with other drugs, if you do make sure to keep tabs on what you are taking and your doses, be especially careful if using downers to help you relax as this can put a real strain on the heart. Avoid using substances in dangerous areas as many can reduce the pain threshold, so you could injure yourself and not feel or realise it! It is extremely important to seek appropriate medical advice if you require it rather than waiting it out, as things could only get worse. The internet is not a doctor and neither are your friends, if in doubt get help! Remember to keep the packet of any ingested substances as this helps medical services identify what you have taken much more quickly and therefore you can receive the appropriate medical intervention should you require it.

 

DRUG: Etizolam

AKA: Bluez, (Brand Names): Etilaam, Etizest, Sedekopan

FROM: Synthetic benzodiazepine analogue

TAKEN: Swallowed

LASTS: 3-5 hours

WHAT HAPPENS? (Benzodiazepine effects) Sedative, anxiolytic (anti-anxiety), hypnotic, Calming, relaxing/dreamy

DANGERS: Overdose leading to unconsciousness, coma, death, physical addiction, benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome

COST: Varies (£5 - £7.50 = 5 pills) cheaper in bulk

HARM REDUCTION: Risk of Mental Health problems: Avoid if prone to mental health problems or if using other sedative drugs. Don’t use continuously on a daily basis to avoid physical addiction. Don’t use in conjunction with other psychoactive compounds. While intoxicated: Keep tabs on how much you are taking as overdose is possible with high doses. Don’t mix Etizolam with other drugs, especially alcohol as both drugs make each other stronger and make overdose more likely. Do not use with stimulants as the opposite effects of the drugs cause a strain on the heart. If using to come down from stimulant drugs try to wait as long as you can so you are less likely to cause any physical health problems.

 

DRUG: GBL

AKA: GHB: Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate, GBH, Liquid Ecstasy GBL: Gamma Butyro-lactone

FROM: Internet and shops, made in labs

TAKEN: Swallowed

LASTS: 30-60mins

WHAT HAPPENS? You may experience euphoria, relaxation, amnesia but could also cause drowsy, vomiting, unconsciousness and death.

DANGERS: Unconsciousness, coma, death, physical addiction, injury

COST: £40/250ml

HARM REDUCTION: Your mates aren’t chemists and the retailers often don’t know what they are selling either - so read up on the internet, there are a number drug forums available detailing the effects of substances including the positive and negative. Many of these substances have not had research conducted on them or been tested; do you really want to be the lab rat?? The newer substances are often much more potent than traditional illicit substances and so therefore the amount required to obtain the same effect may be smaller than normal. It is best to start with a low dose and wait to see how you feel, don’t overdo it or double dose, it may take time for the effects to kick in! Never mix substances together especially with alcohol Be careful of using these substances if you are prone to mental health problems, in a low mood, feeling anxious, depressed or are unwell physically. Avoid using substances in dangerous areas as many can reduce the pain threshold or create powerful hallucinations, so you could injure yourself and not feel or realise it! Ensure you don’t use alone and are with company that you trust in case of any unwanted side effects. It is extremely important to seek appropriate medical advice if you require it rather than waiting it out, as things could only get worse.