Home > Lifestyle > Street drugs > Chemicals Chemicals All sections in Street drugs » About recreational drugs » Alcohol » Chemicals » Getting help » Herbs » Plants » Psychoactives » Smart drugs Have you ever heard of this dangerous side-effect of tik use? A study found that the use of metamphetamine by young people can make them more susceptible to high blood pressure and strokes. Like Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you depressed? » Ask Addiction Expert » Talk Divorce support » 'Stoner Sloth' anti-weed ads backfire The science of getting drunk Nyaope 'zombies' plague small Free State town Mild mannered youth turned knife-wielding “zombies” – it might seem like a scene out of a horror film but it is real for some residents living outside the small Free State town of Bethlehem. 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? Scientists find how magic mushrooms alter the mind Magic mushrooms and LSD alter the way we see the world. 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. 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. 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 Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Terrific Tea! » Rooibos makes cocktails healthier Rooibos: an alternative energy drink More than 10 reasons why rooibos is good for you Today marks the first annual National Rooibos Day, which aims to raise awareness of the health benefits and many uses of rooibos tea. Healthy? Are you sure? » 5 diseases we can get from animals Could your salon visit make you sick? 7 terrifying diseases you could have without knowing it Not all serious illnesses come with tell-tale symptoms. There are diseases that can turn your body into a ticking time-bomb while you're unaware of any danger.