science 16 Recreational Drugs That You Don't Know About Yet  

Coy Jandreau
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People are always looking for the next greatest high. Although the classics - marijuana, cocaine, mushrooms, heroin, acid, ecstasy, and meth - have been around for decades, people are starting to get bored with the same old thing. Oftentimes, we try to seek out new and impressive ways to get high, and these new recreational drugs are some of the many instruments we've used to try and get wasted.

Naturally, with the progression of technology and chemistry, the world of recreational drugs has advanced as well. These new controlled substances do everything - from speeding you up, to slowing you down, to taking you to a new plane of existence. Some of these mind-blowing, mind-altering substances are even rumored to give women instant orgasms. 

Although some of these drugs were popular years ago, they're definitely making a comeback in the world of mainstream drugs. Although we can't encourage you to go out and try some of these fascinating new street drugs, we can encourage you to do some more research and learn all you can about these advancements in recreational drugs. Vote up the most interesting new recreational drugs on the market, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 
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Kratom is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 16 Recreational Drugs That You Don't Know About Yet
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This leaf has been used in Thailand for centuries as both a pain reliever and a fun, recreational drug. They usually mix it in a drink called 4 x 100. It can be used as either a stimulant or a depressant, depending on how you use it, and how much you take. It also does an incredible job at blocking your pain receptors, should you be in any kind of agony. Many people are calling for it to be used to help wean pain killer addicts off traditional pain pills like Vicodin and Oxycodone. It is used primarily in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Thailand. 
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Mescaline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 16 Recreational Drugs That You Don't Know About Yet
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Mescaline is a hallucinogen derived from the Peyote cactus. It's been used since the beginning of written history by tribes in Northern Mexico and the South Western United States. The plant produces a euphoric, dream-like state with vivid visuals. To ingest mescaline, remove the button-shaped discs on top of the cactus. Soak the buttons in water to produce an intoxicating liquid, or simply chew them up and swallow. 

Mescaline or 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine is a naturally occurring psychedelic alkaloid of the phenethylamine class, known for its hallucinogenic effects similar to those of LSD and psilocybin. It shares strong structural similarities with the catecholamine dopamine. It occurs naturally in the ...more

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DMT is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 16 Recreational Drugs That You Don't Know About Yet
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DMT is actually a naturally occurring chemical compound that's in your brain right now. It's structure is comprised of serotonin and melatonin. Many believe that it is the chemical released by your brain to make death a little bit more comfortable, which is why so many people report seeing a white light when they're dying. DMT is also an incredibly powerful hallucinogen. It can be extracted from various plants, or replicated in a lab, and looks like a whitish, yellow powder. The life-changing visuals experienced only last for about 5-30 minutes, but can change the brain chemistry of the user for a lifetime. 
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Salvia Divinorum is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 16 Recreational Drugs That You Don't Know About Yet
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Salvia is one of the more popular drugs on this list because it is technically currently legal. It's actual a plant in the mint family that causes intense, albeit short, hallucinations. It's effects mirror temporary psychosis and self exploration... so it's more of an individual experience than a party drug. The plant itself is found in southern Mexico.
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