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2,5-DIMETHOXY-4-BROMOPHENETHYLAMINE
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  1. WHAT ARE 2C’s?
  2. HOW ARE 2C’s USED?
  3. WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF 2C’s?
  4. WHAT IS THE DOSAGE OF 2C’s?
  5. HARM REDUCTION TIPS FOR 2C’s.




WHAT ARE 2C’s?





  • Over 30 different chemicals belong to the 2C family of drugs,, including, but not limited to 2C-I, 2C-E, 2C-D, 2C-T7 and 2C-B, and new variations are developed occasionally by chemically modifying existing members of this family

  • All of the 2C drugs are psychedelic phenethylamines. Most were developed in the 1970’s and 1980’s by Dr. Alexander Shulgin, although some were synthesized as early as the mid 1930’s.








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WHAT ARE 2C’s? 





  • Most of the 2C drugs are considered to be both psychedelic and entactogenic. "Entactogen" is a term used by psychiatrists to classify Ecstasy (MDMA) and related drugs. It literally translates as "touching within."


  • The 2C family of drugs are found as a white powder usually manufactured as pressed tablets or powder filled gel caps.









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HOW ARE 2C’s USED?





All of the 2C’s are commonly taken orally, although reports of snorting and intravenous
use do exist online.
















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WHAT ARE THE
EFFECTS OF 2C’s?





  • Because this is a ‘family’ of drugs, the effects can vary from one individual substance to another.

  • At lower doses, most of the 2C’s produces a more entactogenic effect, with little or no hallucinations. Users report feeling "in touch" with themselves and their emotions.

  • With higher doses, the 2C’s tend to produce intense visual effects. Moving objects leave "trails". Surfaces may appear covered with geometric patterns, and may appear to be moving or "breathing." Colors may appear from nowhere.






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WHAT ARE THE
EFFECTS OF 2C’s?





  • Music can affect the 2C visual experience, causing the patterns, colors and movements to change. Users often say they can "see" the music. This blending of sight and sound is called "synesthesia."

  • The visual effects of the 2C’s can be much more intense than those produced by LSD or mushrooms, yet most users report a relatively clear "head space" as compared to other psychedelics.
     









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WHAT ARE THE
EFFECTS OF 2C’s?





  • At higher doses, a noticeable ‘rushing’ sensation is reported with most of the 2C family of drugs.

  • The onset of the 2C’s effects are 20-45 minutes and total duration is between 5 to 8 hours.*
     













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WHAT IS THE
DOSAGE OF 2C’s?





  • Because this is a ‘family’ of drugs, the dosage will often vary from one individual substance to another. ALL of the 2C drugs are very dose sensitive. A few milligrams more can produce a tremendous difference in the effect. It is impossible to know the dose level present in an illicit tablet or capsule.

  • The vast majority of the 2C family of drugs have a dosage range from 2mg on the low end to 40mg on the high end.









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HARM REDUCTION
TIPS FOR 2C’s





  • As with all psychedelics, ‘set’ and ‘setting’ are extremely important. "Set" is the mental state a person brings to the experience, their thoughts, mood and expectations. "Setting" is the physical and social environment in which the drug is being consumed. By making sure that a person is in a good mental state and supportive location before any of the 2C’s are used, the risk of ‘bad trips’ can be greatly mitigated.










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HARM REDUCTION
TIPS FOR 2C’s





  • Because a difference of just a few milligrams can make for a radically different experience, taking these substances without using an accurate milligram scale can lead to consuming far more than intended.

  • While most people find the 2C series easier to handle than other psychedelics, the potential for a bad trip still exists, especially with higher doses.

  • In some people, the 2C’s can cause nausea, trembling, chills, or nervousness.







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HARM REDUCTION
TIPS FOR 2C’s





  • Very little is known about any of the 2C’s pharmacological effect. While deaths from any of the 2C series are extremely rare, they are not unknown, and no clinical studies assessing its safety have been done.

  • Virtually all of the 2C drugs are illegal, as either directly scheduled substances or under the federal ‘analog act’. Possession, distribution and manufacturing can result in extended prison sentences.








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