Dextromethorphan (DXM) is a dissociative and hallucinogenic drug which is commonly found in cough medicine; its widespread reputation among popular culture and in some sections of drug culture is that it is a drug of convenience, used only by teenagers without access to illicit drugs, taking advantage of their ability to purchase it over the counter in a pharmacy or order it online. However, among some sects, DXM is respected as a powerful and complex psychedelic which can produce experiences wholly different yet similar in worth and intensity as the more traditional hallucinogens. Continue reading The Dexterous World of DXM
Another of the popular research chemicals available on the Internet of late is Etizolam, which is an analogue of the more traditional benzodiazepines; carrying an almost identical effect profile to its short-acting hypnotic counterparts, such as Xanax. As it stands, etizolam is one of the most popular research chemicals widely available on the Internet – despite this, it remains largely unscheduled worldwide. Continue reading History of Etizolam
Most research chemicals are seen as new drugs, either completely new syntheses or chemicals which have previously lain dormant in the writings of Alexander Shulgin. However, some research chemicals have a much longer history of use in research, illicit and licit use.
AMT is one of these, having been originally discovered by the pharmaceutical manufacturing company Upjohn while researching novel anti-depressants. It saw particular study due to its properties as a MAOI; eventually, a similar drug (the alpha-ethylated homologue of AMT) was made available as an anti-depressant in the USA during the 60s as ‘Monase.’ Curiously, AMT itself was actually available as the anti-depressant ‘Indopan,’ sold in the Soviet Union between the 60s and the 80s, when it was phased out due to its tendency for interesting side-effects. Continue reading AMT – The Classic Research Chemical
In recent times the drug community has been combating prohibition by releasing research chemicals – new drugs, which are often analogues closely related to well-known recreational chemicals outlawed by the establishment. The research chemicals which become successful, do so in a big way, since with the advent of the Web we see cheap and easy access to these grey-area chemicals. Continue reading The Story of AL-LAD