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Drugs that can kill you

The title of this post has been named so, because the people who are addicts or take drugs occasionally not only risks their lives but also destroys the trust & confidence of their family as well as challenge the very survival of the human race. So if any one who thinks he is doing it for fun & enjoyment then kindly have look at the details below:

Heroin / Brown Sugar / Opiates: brown sugar, sugar, and stuff. Street heroin is classified numerically from 1-4.  Heroin No.4 is often called “new China white”. Heroin-cocaine combinations are referred to as “cocktail” and “speedball”.

Source: Raw opium is the dried milky juice of the opium poppy seed capsules. The juice contains the following powerful drugs: morphine (about 8-14%), narcotine ( about 2-8%), papaverine (about 0.7-3%), and thebaine (about 0.2-1%). The best-known drugs made from raw opium are heroin and morphine. Heroin is a semi-synthetic drug manufactured from morphine or opium by double acetylation. First made in 1874 and used as a very strong painkiller, it was eventually withdrawn from the market because of its habit-forming potential.

Effects: Opiatics depress the central nervous system, relieve pain, relax and induce sleep, produce respiratory depression and inhibit coughing. The body`s reaction to opiates varies, depending on a variety of factors including the person`s frequency of use.

Health Problems: Choking on one`s own vomit Circulatory collapse, Pulmonary edema, Respiratory paralysis Diarrhea, Fever, Goose flesh, Insomnia, Muscle pain Narrowing of the pupils, Nausea or vomiting Runny nose, Sweating, Tear flow, Yawning, Constipation, Inability to perform coitus, Irregular menstrual periods, Listlessness, Loss of libido, Loss of weight, Severe psychological and physical dependenc. Hepatitis and AIDS are also frequently transmitted through the use of dirty injection needles.

Hashish and Marijuana: Hash, pot, hemp, joint sticks, grass,weed, Mary Jane, shit, bhang, tea, Acapulco gold, charas, ganja, and kif.

Source: Sticky, brown powder which may have red, black and green shades Hemp flowers are resinous and sticky. When the flowers are dried and have undergone an extraction process, they produce a brownish, slightly sticky powder which has the characteristic odor of hashish. The powder is often compressed into blocks. The origin of the hashish can be easily determined. Blackish hashish comes from Nepal and Afghanistan, dark hashish from Pakistan, brown hashish from Morocco, red hashish from Lebanon, and greenish/hay-colored hashish from Turkey.

Effects: Mild euphoria, a feeling of contentment

Health Problems: Agitation, Cardiovascular effects (rapid beating of the heart, changes in blood pressure), Changes in sensory perception , Conjunctivitis, Dilated pupils, Drowsiness, Irritation , Listlessness, Nausea, Psychological dependence, Self-neglect, Risk of personality changes, Loss of contact with reality. Chromosomal damage, Impotence, Temporary sterility, Development of breasts in men , Miscarriage in women, Distruption of DNA synthesis and the immune defense system in cells leading to the death of some cells. Damage to the lungs and airways, Lasting damage to the brain, since traces of THC remain there.

Cocaine and Crack: coke,snow, flake, nose candy, white lady, Bolivian rock, toot, blow, and Mother of Pearl. Ice, ice or rock(crack)

Source: Leaves of the coca plant. Cocaine hydrochloride (cocaine HCL, the hydrochloride salt of cocaine) is produced from the leaves of the coca plant. Prime cocaine is usually 70-85% pure, while street cocaine is usually less than 25% pure. Appearance: Fine white powder Street cocaine tends to become sticky and form clumps.It has a bitter state and acts as a topical anesthetic if applied to the oral mucous membrane for an extended period of time. Crack: Small, beige rocks. The drug usually appears as beige tablets about 2 cm in diameter, which are smooth on one side and have a notch on the other side. These tablets are not taken orally but are crushed and smoked.

Effects: Ability to handle higher levels of stress, Euphoria, Heightened  awareness, Hyperactivity, Increased psychic energy, Increased self confidence, Sexual stimulation. Short-term increase in performance, Dilated pupils. Elevated body temperature, Increased blood pressure, Increased heart rate, Rapid breathing, Sleeplessness, Irritability, Depression, Chronic fatigue, Inability to concentrate, Relationship problems, Paranoia, Headaches, Nosebleeds, Decreased ability to perform work.

Health Problems: Anxiety, Destruction of the nasal membrane (if inhaled). Heightened irritability, Nausea, Paranoia, Psychoses, Restlessness, Sleeplessness, Weight loss.

Amphetamines: capilots, bumble bees, Benzedrine, Dexedrine, footballs, biphetamine, Speed, uppers, ups, hearts, black beauties, pep pills.

Source: Amphetamines and amphetamine derivatives are chemical substances based on phenylethylamines. They are synthetic psychostimulants and appetite suppressants.

Effects & Health Problems: Discomfort, Disorientation, Elevated blood pressure, Elevated heart rate, High body, Temperature, Irritation, Nervousness, Optical and acoustic hallucinations, Cerebral hemorrhage, Frequent bouts of dysphoria, Heart and circulatory failure, Neurotoxicity, Paranoid psychoses, Stroke. Increased risk of exposure to HIV, hepatitis, and other infectious diseases if injected.

Metamphetamines: Speed, meth, crank, crystal, ice, fire, croak, crypto, white cross, glass. “Ice” is the street name for the smokeable form. Some users avoid sleep 3 to 15 days.

Effects & Health Problems: Addiction, irritability, aggression, hypothermia, stroke, paranoia, psychosis, convulsions, heart and blood vessel toxicity, hallucinations, arrhythmia, formication (the sensation of insects creeping on or under your skin).

Ecstasy: XTC, Adam, MDMA. Ecstasy is popular at all-night underground parties (called raves) and is the most common designer drug.

Effects & Health Problems: Psychiatric disturbances, including panic, anxiety, depression, and paranoia. Muscle tension, nausea, blurred vision, sweating, increased heart rate, tremors, hallucinations, fainting, chills, sleep problems, and reduced appetite.

Ritalin: Speed, west coast

Effects  & Health Problems: Loss of appetite, fevers, convulsions, and severe headaches. Increased risk of exposure to HIV, hepatitis, and other infections. Paranoia, hallucinations, excessive repetition of movements and meaningless tasks, tremors, muscle twitching.

PCP: Angel dust, ozone, rocket fuel, peace pill, elephant tranquilizer, dust. Marijuana joints can be dipped into PCP without the smoker’s knowledge.

Effect & Health Problem: Hallucinations. Out-of-body experiences, impaired motor coordination, inability to feel physical pain, respiratory attack, disorientation, fear, panic, aggressive behavior. Increased risk of exposure to HIV, hepatitis, and other infectious diseases if injected. Death.

LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethyl amide): Acid, microdot, tabs, doses, trip s, hits, sugar cubes. LSD is the most common  hallucinogen. LSD tabs are often decorated with colorful designs or cartoon characters.

Effects & Health Problems: Elevated body temperature and blood pressure, suppressed appetite, sleeplessness, tremors, chronic recurring hallucinations.

World News Headlines of February 20

US vetoes UN resolution on Israeli settlements

Foreign Secretary William Hague has called on Israel and the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table after the US vetoed a draft United Nations Security Council resolution condemning the building of settlements on occupied land. Britain joined France, Germany and 11 other members of the Security Council in backing the Palestinian-tabled.

Afghanistan: Weren’t we meant to be winning by now?

Twelve months ago, Marjah was a ghost town, deep in rural Helmand province and deep in the grip of the Taliban. The bazaar was closed and those who could run had fled; the rest cowered in their homes.

What does the Arab world do when its water runs out?

Poverty, repression, decades of injustice and mass unemployment have all been cited as causes of the political convulsions in the Middle East and north Africa these last weeks. But a less recognized reason for the turmoil in Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Yemen, Jordan and now Iran has been rising food prices, directly linked to a growing regional water crisis…

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Important Events on February 20

February 20: Mawlid (Shi’a Islam, 2011)

Edward VI of  England

  • 1547 – Nine-year-old Edward VI (pictured) was crowned King of England and Ireland.
  • 1685 – French colonists, led by Robert de La Salle, landed at Matagorda Bay in present-day Texas, which later allowed the United States to claim the region as part of the Louisiana Purchase.
  • 1959 – The Canadian government under Prime Minister John Diefenbaker cancelled the Avro CF-105 Arrow interceptor aircraft program amid much political debate.
  • 1988 – The Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast voted to secede from Azerbaijan and join Armenia, triggering the Nagorno-Karabakh War.
  • 2009 – The Tamil Tigers attempted to crash two aircraft packed with C-4 in suicide attacks on Colombo, Sri Lanka, but the planes were shot down before they reached their targets.

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