Home > Lifestyle > Street drugs > Psychoactives Psychoactives All sections in Street drugs » About recreational drugs » Alcohol » Chemicals » Getting help » Herbs » Plants » Psychoactives » Smart drugs LSD brain-imaging study seeks funds A study of the effects of LSD on the human brain could revolutionise understanding of the benefits of the psychedelic drug. Like Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you depressed? » Ask Addiction Expert » Talk Divorce support » The science of getting drunk The facts about cocaine What is the drug called CAT? Joost van der Westhuizen's ex stripper 'girlfriend' Marilize van Emmenis has been caught with half a bag of CAT in her possession. We take a closer look at this dangerous street drug. 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. Nutmeg Both the kernel and its covering contain psychoactive components within their oils. Salvia divinorum Salvia divinorum is a soft-leaved green plant, native to Southern Mexico, which contains a powerful psychoactive chemical known as Salvinorin. Glee star's death: more on heroin Glee actor Cory Monteith died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol. Here's more about heroin. Ketamine basics Ketamine is a dissociative anaesthetic, developed in the mid 1960's, used primarily for veterinary anaesthesiology. Learn more about this drug. “ Latest comment on Health24 Martiens Bezuidenhout says... Alcohol doesn't cause social problems... but social problems does lead to alcohol abuse. I really wish the media would stop putting alcohol in a bad light. Very few wife beaters... How drinking devastates the Western Cape ” 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. GHB GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) is a naturally occurring component of human cells and in wine. Ibogaine Ibogaine is a hallucinogenic chemical that can cause profound and long-lasting hallucinations. Learn more about this drug. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Hypertension » Salt may be bad for more than blood pressure Regularly salting foods heightens death risk How potassium fights high blood pressure Are you eating too much salt? Did you know that high blood pressure affects as many as 25% of adult South Africans? Do you have a sweet tooth? » What’s SA’s most sugary drink? Craving sugar? Blame your brain WHO says we're eating too much sugar 10 foods with hidden sugar Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, you might still be eating far more sugar than you think.