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Scientific Names: N,N-Dimethyltryptamine

Generic Names: Enwau Generig: Dimethyltryptamine

An example of what DMT looks like
White crystalline powder in pure form. However street DMT is more commonly an impure powder sold in wraps and may be an off-white, yellow, orange or pink powder or even in solid form.

Desired Effects:

Powerful hallucinogen similar to LSD and mushrooms, short acting and very intense effects lasting around 15 to 20 minutes, changes in consciousness and distorted reality.

Side Effects:

Disorientation, increases in heart rate and blood pressure, nausea and vomiting.

Long term risks:

Psychological and emotional difficulties for weeks afterwards, long term effects are not yet known but may be similar to LSD and other hallucinogenic substances.

Short term risks:

Throat and lung irritation if smoked, once a trip start it cannot be stopped, experiences will be random and will depend on the users state of mind, some experiences may be very frightening, flashbacks can occur days or weeks later and some users report unpleasant emotional effects lasting for days after taking DMT.
Derived from the family of naturally occurring tryptamines that cause a hallucinogenic effect.
Usually smoked from a pipe or bong in very small doses. It can also be snorted or injected.
Pipe or bong if smoked. If snorted razor blade, hard level surface (such as a mirror or glass), tube or rolled banknote. If injected, needles, syringes, water.
Originally sourced from plants but now produced synthetically.
Most areas of the UK have 'street agencies' or projects (sometimes called community drug services or community drug teams) which offer a range of services including information and advice, counselling, and sometimes support groups and complementary therapies such as acupuncture. Some services have extended working hours and may offer weekend support. If use of this substance becomes a problem you can seek help, advice and counselling from a service in your area. GPs can make referrals to specialist drug services. For a description of what the different drug services do, choose helping services from here or the main menu.

Parents & other relatives

Drug agencies also provide lots of advice and support to parents of people using these drugs. Many street agencies can provide relative support groups or counselling for family members, partners etc.