8 Street Drugs You Should Avoid


If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard about the latest drug craze. The popular street drug “bath salts” (which isn’t actually a salt) sounds like something that you wouldn’t want to ingest. But there are many other drugs out there that people don’t know about—or worse yet, aren’t aware that they’re taking when they use other substances. Here’s my list of the most dangerous street drugs you should avoid:

Bath salts

Bath salts are a type of synthetic drug that have been around since the 1970s. They are often used to enhance the effects of other drugs, and can be purchased online or in head shops. Bath salts can be snorted, injected, or swallowed.

The new, improved cocaine?

Bath salts are a name for a class of psychoactive drugs, often sold as synthetic cocaine. They can be snorted, smoked or injected. Sometimes they’re sold as “plant food” in head shops or online. Here’s what you need to know about bath salts:

  • The effects are similar to those of cocaine and methamphetamine. Bath salts cause increased alertness and euphoria along with irritability and paranoia—a dangerous combination when combined with stimulants like caffeine. Because it causes such strong hallucinations and delusions, bath salt users may become violent or suicidal.
  • It’s one of the most addictive drugs around: The National Institute on Drug Abuse says that a single use can lead to physical dependence within days—and withdrawal symptoms occur within 72 hours if someone stops using it suddenly.* Bath salts work by increasing levels of dopamine (the pleasure hormone) in the brain; this same process also happens naturally when people engage in activities such as eating chocolate.* All that said: Don’t do them!


Krokodil is a street drug that’s made with codeine and other ingredients, including gasoline or paint thinner. It’s also known as “the zombie drug” because of its effects on people who use it.

People inject krokodil into their veins to get high from the drug, which causes a sensation similar to heroin but more intense. The heightened effects are caused by impurities in the drug—the high isn’t just from the active ingredients like morphine or codeine.

Because of these impurities and toxins in krokodil, users can experience severe skin infections and necrosis (tissue death) due to injection sites rotting away; some cases have even led to amputations over time if left untreated long enough without treatment services available nearby. This can lead up to gangrene spreading throughout your body if left untreated for an extended period of time, potentially causing organ failure even after recovery from addiction treatment programs because of how advanced their injuries might be by then.”


  • Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic drug that is often used for sedation and pain relief before and after medical procedures.
  • It’s also one of the most popular drugs among teenagers, who use it to get high.
  • It has hallucinogenic effects and can lead to amnesia in large doses.
  • Ketamine is a depressant, which means it slows down brain function and breathing rate.
  • Because of this property, ketamine can be dangerous if taken with alcohol or other depressants like benzodiazepines (e.g., Xanax), opioids (e.g., heroin), barbiturates (e.g., Seconal), etc., because it will increase the effects of those drugs on your body; this could cause respiratory failure or death if you combine them together!

A dangerous psychedelic and anesthetic.

Tranquilizers are a drug class that includes benzodiazepines and barbiturates. These drugs are also called sedative-hypnotics, which means they have sedative effects (they calm you down) and hypnotic effects (they make you sleepy). For example, Valium and Xanax are both tranquilizers because they relax muscles and soothe anxiety. Other common types of tranquilizer include Ativan, Atarax, Dalmane and Phenobarbital.[1]

It’s important to know the difference between an anesthetic agent like ketamine or nitrous oxide—which can be used on humans—and a street drug like Special K or PCP—which should never be used in humans!


Rohypnol, also known as Roofies and the date rape drug, is a powerful sedative used in many countries for sedation and to treat insomnia. As a benzodiazepine it’s also known to cause amnesia, making it easier for perpetrators to commit crimes against their victims. Rohypnol has been associated with several high-profile cases of sexual assault against women who were drugged with the drug without their knowledge.

Rohypnol can be swallowed, snorted or injected and comes in pill form with no distinguishing taste or odor. If you have been given Rohypnol without knowing what it was or how much of it you took then there are certain telltale signs that will help you determine if you’re experiencing an overdose:

  • -Sleepiness
  • -Confusion/difficulty thinking straight/being alert/completing simple tasks
  • -Memory loss about events that occurred while under its effects

The new roofies?

A drug similar to Rohypnol, colloquially known as Roofies, is a powerful central nervous system depressant that causes drowsiness, dizziness and memory loss. It can also cause seizures, strokes and death in high doses.

If you take this drug on a date or with someone you don’t trust (or who doesn’t trust you), it could be used as a date rape drug. The effects of this drug are increased by alcohol and other depressants such as opioids, benzodiazepines or barbiturates.

When mixed with alcohol, Doxylamine can cause severe depression or suicidal ideation that lasts for up to 2 months after taking just one pill! Taking more than 1 pill at once increases the chance of these adverse reactions occurring even further so please do not take any more than 1 pill at a time ever! If you have had multiple pills taken from someone else without your knowledge then we recommend contacting poison control immediately so they can advise on treatment options available for both yourself and them if needed before starting any kind of treatment plan together.”


Heroin is a highly addictive opioid drug that can lead to overdose, respiratory depression, and death. It’s made from morphine; a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of the Asian poppy plant.

At least 4 million people in the U.S. have tried heroin at least once, according to a study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Heroin use has increased in recent years: Between 2004 and 2007, there was an almost 200 percent increase in emergency room visits related to heroin use.

While many people begin using heroin by snorting or smoking it, most addictions develop when users move on to injecting drugs intravenously because this form of delivery produces effects more quickly than other methods of use—and it also puts you at risk for infection with HIV or hepatitis C virus (HCV).

The new, more addictive heroin?

Heroin is a drug that acts on opioid receptors. It’s considered highly addictive and can be injected, smoked, snorted or swallowed.

The drug works by binding to opioid receptors in the brain, which slows down your breathing rate and makes you feel relaxed. But it can also cause rapid heart rate and dangerously low blood pressure.

Laced marijuana

Whether you’re a seasoned stoner or just want to try something new, there’s a good chance that dabbling with marijuana has crossed your mind. It might already be in your past—or it could be part of your present. Either way, it’s important to know what you’re getting into before you get there.

Marijuana is often laced with other drugs like PCP and LSD. The most common form of lacing is called “wax,” which contains butane hash oil (BHO) as well as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). When these substances are mixed together, they can produce an extremely potent high that can cause serious repercussions if ingested unknowingly.

Methamphetamine (Crystal meth) The new methamphetamines?

Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug that can be smoked, snorted, or injected. It’s highly addictive and extremely dangerous.

Methamphetamine causes hallucinations and paranoia. Prolonged use of methamphetamines can result in severe dental problems and skin sores from scratching at imaginary bugs crawling under the skin. Chronic users may also develop an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) or high blood pressure leading to stroke or heart failure.


As you can see, there are many drugs out there that could lead to serious consequences. Some of them may seem harmless at first glance but they can actually be incredibly dangerous if taken in high doses or with other substances. It is important that you know what the risks are before making any decisions about what substances you want to take because this will help ensure that nothing bad happens when taking these drugs in the future!

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