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What is 2C-B?

Addiction treatment programs must accommodate people affected by many different kinds of problems. Most of these problems come from misusing substances such as alcohol, opioids, stimulants, or tranquilizers. However, some of them have rarer causes. For example, some people misuse drugs classified as hallucinogens. You may be familiar with widely known hallucinogens such as LSD or psychedelic mushrooms. But today, you may also know someone who misuses newer drugs in this category. One example of these newer substances is a drug called 2C-B.

The Basics of 2C-B 

2C-B is one of several street names for a human-made substance called 4-Bromo-2,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine. The same substance also goes by names such as:

  • Tucibi
  • Pink cocaine
  • 2s
  • Nexus
  • Toonies
  • Venus
  • Spectrum

In the U.S., the drug is classified as a synthetic schedule I hallucinogen. This classification tells us two things. First, it tells us that the drug is illegal and has no known legitimate medical uses. It also tells us that it causes hallucinations in its users. In addition, the drug produces some stimulant effects.

You may see doses of Tucibi that come as capsules, tablets, or powders. Many people who use it also use the club drug MDMA, also known as Ecstasy or Molly. In addition, they may use other club drugs or hallucinogens.

The Dangers of Using the Drug

Low-to-moderate doses of Tucibi tend not to cause hallucinations. Instead, they activate its stimulant effects. In high doses, people who take the drug do experience hallucinations. In addition, they may experience synesthesia. This state occurs when the information from different senses blends together in unusual ways.

However, use of the drug can also trigger some unpleasant side effects. The most likely of these effects include bowel distress and an upset stomach. There are also much more serious possible issues. The list of these issues includes such things as:

  • Muscle tremors or spasms
  • Elevated heart rate and blood pressure
  • Seizures

People who take very high doses can potentially die.

Is It Really Pink Cocaine?

It can be difficult or impossible to tell what’s in any given dose of an illegal drug. That’s true because these drugs don’t go through any kind of process of regulation. Whenever they want, manufacturers can include extra ingredients. They can also swap out one ingredient for another. In addition, they can use whatever name they wish when selling the drug.

This situation creates an ongoing, serious problem for anyone who uses illegal substances. At any given time, they may take something that produces effects they didn’t expect. And in some cases, those effects may have severe or even fatal consequences.

Why are we discussing this topic in the context of 2C-B? As it turns out, many batches of substances that carry this name don’t actually contain the drug. Instead, they contain another main ingredient.

This ingredient is often MDMA or a powerful animal anesthetic called ketamine. Other potential substitutes include:

  • A mixture of MDMA and ketamine
  • Other kinds of hallucinogens
  • Cocaine

Fentanyl and other opioids may also serve as substitute ingredients.

Find Out More About Addiction Treatment Programs for 2C-B at Skywood Recovery

Want more information on the human-made hallucinogen 2C-B? Talk to the knowledgeable staff at Skywood Recovery. We can fill you in on all of the latest details. We can also help you learn more about other kinds of hallucinogens or other drugs.

Do you know someone in need of help for substance abuse or addiction? At Skywood, we offer a wide selection of modern rehab services. In every situation, we match the needs of the individual with the best available treatments and treatment settings. Just call us today at 269.280.4673 or fill out our brief online message form.