Imagine a drug that is as potent at MDMA (also called ecstasy) but far more terrifying. Unfortunately, such a terrifying substance exists on today’s market, and it is currently growing in popularity. Scientifically called n-benzylpiperazine, BZP is a powerful stimulant that is often disguised as MDMA (or sold as an alternative) and can sometimes contain a terrifying hallucinogen called TFMPP (1-(3-trifluoromethylphenyl) piperazine). So, what could possibly make these drugs even more frightening? Medical professionals are not fully aware of how these substances affect human physiology and mentality, given the fact that these substances are new on the underground market. Let’s take a closer look and find out what you should know about the drug called BZP.
Tripping Party Pills
As part of their activities, drug abusers will mix BZP with other “party pills” (e.g. ecstasy, LSD). Overall, the standard dose of BZP ranges from 75 to 150 milligrams, and a high can typically take place after a 2-hour period. However, the dangerous trip triggered by BZP will last for a staggering 6 to 8 hours. Now, take into account that abusers combine this substance with other dangerous drugs, and you may realize how these experiences can be so terrifying and dangerous.
Although the lowest dose of BZP is slightly stimulating (a little weaker than amphetamines), excessive amounts of this stimulant can induce horrific hallucinations or delusions. Side effects of BZP include:
- Confusion and disorientation
- Severe headaches
- Mydriasis (pupil dilation)
- Problems urinating
- Nausea and vomiting
Is BZP a Legal Substance?
Some people have described BZP as “legal ecstasy.” In reality, though, the drug is not legal at all and is not safe in any way. In 2004, the United States government listed BZP as a Schedule I drug (placing it in the same category as heroin). One of the major reasons why people were misled to believe BZP was legal is that, back in 2000, officials delayed in the final decision of its scheduling. Now that the drug has passed through the legal checkpoints, it has officially been deemed illegal.
Seeking Treatment for Stimulant Abuse or Dependency
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