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Dimethocaine abuse in Ireland

Identifier

017708

Type of Spiritual Experience

Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 3

Background

A description of the experience

Drugnet Ireland, Issue 35, Autumn 2010 . pp. 15-16.

Dimethocaine, also known as larocaine, is a local anesthetic with stimulant properties that are nearly as potent as those of cocaine. However, anecdotal user reports indicate no euphoria and only mild stimulating effects. This drug may induce a fast and irregular heart beat which could be problematic for those who continuously redose. The drug has induced respiratory arrest.

Dimethocaine was identified in the head-shop products Amplified, Mint Mania and Mind Melt. The Ana Liffey Drug Project reported that a number of clients experienced negative effects of a product called Amplifier (most likely Amplified). The clients reported that the drug is available in two forms; a rock which is smoked by pipe and a tablet which is broken down to inject. According to the users of this drug, it has a stimulant effect and a bad come down.

Some users reported paranoia or auditory or visual hallucinations.. In August 2010 three users, who had a previous mental health diagnosis, were admitted to a psychiatric hospital following hallucinations and depression.

 

The source of the experience

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Concepts, symbols and science items

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Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Local anaesthetics

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