Often referred to as legal highs, new psychoactive substances are regulated drugs with components that mimic the ecstatic effects of the illicit substances.
There are few of these legal highs that are truly permitted and regulated by the proper government agency, while others are still unapproved for public consumption. It's essential to know that as from spring 2016, it will be illegal to grow, supply or import (even for personal consumption) any of these 'legal highs' after implementing the Psychoactive Substances Act. Although these substances are more popularly known as legal highs, these are more fittingly called new psychoactive substances. You'll still find people discussing legal highs, and just because it's a widely understood term, you might still find it used on this web. But they're all illicit when the new law comes into effect.
You can't be sure about these drugs, their power, their consequences or what happens when they are being utilized with other drugs and you can't be sure about just reading the ingredients on the packet and believe what's in there. In case an attempt was made to experience these legal highs, you can't be certain if what will be given to you is the exact thing or if it even gives the effects it is supposed to provide. Numerous NPS are sold under brand names such as 'Clockwork Orange', 'Bliss', 'Mary Jane' etc. and cases of poisoning, emergency room visits and death due to these drugs are not uncommon anymore.
The Effects Of New Found Psychoactive Drugs In Birmingham
The four major categories discussed below can be used to describe the significant effects of nearly all psychoactive drugs.
While the active substances in each of these classes will be similar in the impacts they deliver, they will have generally unique potencies and consequences for various individuals.
Stimulants In Birmingham
(like naphyrone, mephedrone) act like ecstasy, cocaine, or amphetamines, in that they can make you feel fast-thinking, physically active, energized, very chatty and euphoric.
Downers And Sedatives In Birmingham
(like GBH/GBL, methoxetamine) act comparably to benzodiazepines (drugs like diazepam or Valium), or GHB/GBL, in that they can make you feel euphoric, casual or drowsy.
(like NBOMe drugs) act like ketamine, magic mushrooms, LSD, and methoxetamine.
They lead to changed deceptive perceptions and able to cause hallucinations (see and/or hear things that don't exist) and they can make you feel enlightened, euphoric, warm and free from surroundings around you.
Synthetic Cannabinoids In Birmingham
(like Spice or Black Mamba): act like cannabis.
Their effects are synonymous with cannabis consumption: feeling relaxed, euphoric and energised, falsified consciousness and loss of inhibition.