Home > Lifestyle > Street drugs > Chemicals Chemicals All sections in Street drugs » About recreational drugs » Alcohol » Chemicals » Getting help » Herbs » Plants » Psychoactives » Smart drugs The hidden risks of taking Tik The Western Cape in particular has an alarming number of tik users. This has led to an increase in STDs, crime and the spread of HIV/Aids. Why is this and what can be done? Like Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you depressed? » Ask Addiction Expert » Talk Divorce support » The science of getting drunk The facts about cocaine Scientists find how magic mushrooms alter the mind Magic mushrooms and LSD alter the way we see the world. Cocaine users control cravings Cocaine addicts can control their cravings by willpower alone, US researchers reported in a study that suggests the right training may help abusers kick the habit. Facts on laughing gas (nitrous oxide) Nitrous Oxide (N2O) is a simple gas that, when inhaled, causes rapid analgesia (pain relief), euphoria, mild sedation, and sometimes psychedelic dissociation. Phencyclidine (PCP) Phencyclidine (PCP) is a chemical in the dissociative anaesthetic class. Mescaline Mescaline is a psychoactive phenethylamine chemical, best known for being the primary psychoactive component in peyote and San Pedro cacti. “ Latest comment on Health24 Jane Botolo says... So sad. Just lost my newborn granddaughter last week. Horrifying treatment in maternity wards ” 5-MeO-DMT 5-MeO-DMT is a psychoactive tryptamine which was first identified in the mid 20th Century as a chemical in a South American plant entheogen. 2 C-B 2C-B is a synthetic psychedelic that first gained popularity as a legal Ecstasy replacement in the mid 1980s. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Migraines – more than just a headache Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Live healthier » Novel health supplement now available in SA stores Omega Caro-E, a locally developed and patented fish oil supplement is now available in South Africa. » Reduce bladder leakages by clenching Stirling Gravitas, gold medallist at life, explains how to beat those bladder leakages!