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Tripstacy (2CB, 2CT7)

SCIENTIFIC TERM:

2C-B is 4-Bromo-2, 5-Dimethoxyhenethylamine. 2C-T-7 is 2,5-Dimethoxy-4-(n) Ropylthiophenethylamine.

STREET NAMES:

2C-B 2CT-7, 7th Heaven, 7-up, Beautiful, Blue Mystic, Lucky 7, Tripstasy

EFFECTS:

2CB and 2CT-7 have effects somewhere between Ecstasy and LSD, these include:  An energy buzz with possible feelings of alertness, of being alive and of being in tune with surroundings like Ecstasy, particularly when taken at lower doses. Users can feel really aware of colours, sounds and smells.  Both of the drugs can make you hallucinate.  The body feels hypersensitive and users may become sexually aroused.  The effects have been reported usually to last from two to four hours but sometimes for some hours longer.  The more people take, the more intense and uncontrollable the experience will be.

DRUG FORM & METHOD OF USE:

They''re sold as white powder or tiny pills. Most people take several at a time and effects can last from 4-8 hours. The more you take, the more intense and uncontrollable the experience.  Normally swallowed, they can also be snorted (which can be very painful).

HEALTH RISKS (long term) which includes withdrawal & tolerance:

2CB and 2CT-7 are not that common in Britain.   They may cause headaches, nausea and vomiting.  Panic attacks and even an acute psychosis have been reported.  Evidence from other drugs like Ecstasy and LSD suggest that regular use may leave people tired, low and anxious when they stop using these types of drugs regularly or at high doses.  It’s not yet known if they cause any long term damage but there has been one case reported of associated neurological damage and one case of a fatal overdose – associated with use of these types of drugs. They’re both relatively new drugs to the market so currently there’s very little information. However, they are not the type of drugs on which people are likely to become physically dependent.

LAW:

2CB and 2CT-7 are both Class A drugs which means that it''s illegal to have for yourself, give away or sell.  Possession can get you up to seven years in prison and/or an unlimited fine.  Supplying someone else, even your friends, can get you a life sentence a life sentence in jail and/or an unlimited fine.

  1. Because they are produced in clandestine (secret/underground) laboratories, they are seldom pure and the amount in a capsule or tablet is likely to vary considerably.
  2. They're not that common in Britain so facts about purity are difficult to get hold of.
  3. They were developed by US chemist Alexander Shulgin who was behind MDMA.
  4. The more someone takes however, the more intense and out of control the experience can become.
  5. Lower doses have effects similar to ecstasy, while higher doses are thought to combine the effects of LSD and ecstasy. Once the high has gone, users often find it difficult to sleep for several hours even though they feel normal otherwise.
  6. It is thought the risks involved in taking 2CB and 2CT-7 are comparable to ecstasy and LSD. Taking these drugs can cause headaches, nausea and vomiting, panic attacks, and psychotic episodes, while prolonged use can result in someone becoming disorientated, tired and anxious.  
  7. Long-term use can aggravate underlying mental health problems such as depression and schizophrenia. Because 2CB and 2CT-7, like LSD, enhance your mood, it is not advisable to take them if you are feeling angry or depressed as this can result in a ‘bad trip’.
  8. 2CT-7's chemistry was first published in Alexander Shulgin's book PiHKAL in 1991. It was produced underground in college labs and by small commercial research labs until the late 1990's when it began being produced and sold commercially around the world.
  9. After being synthesized in 1974, it was originally used in the psychiatric community as an aid during therapy.
  10. It was soon taken up as a recreational drug, commercially promoted as a aphrodisiac under the brand "Eros", manufactured by German pharmaceutical company Drittewelle.   
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