Pills Category: Headshop Drugs
Such as: Energy, Entrophy, Go E.
How it’s used
Since BZP was made illegal, a number of piperazine products came on the market. Up until the recent government ban in Ireland, the chemical mCPP was found in pills sold here. mCPP has similar effects to MDMA (ecstasy). Another popular substance was TFMPP, which is reported to have weak hallucinogenic effects. The effects listed below are known to be associated with these 'pill' type substances sold in head shops. Products that have appeared since the recent ban include, Energy, Entrophy, Go E. After testing, compounds found in these 'post-ban' substance are Dimethylamylamine (DMAA); Fluorotropacocaine (2-PEA); Hordenine; Caffeine; and Glaucine. We shall update this page in light of any further developments.
Other stimulant-type substances (‘uppers’)
Aminoindanes are a short acting stimulant (‘upper’) found in products such as pink champagne and high doses of caffeine. 5HTP(5-hydroxytryptophan) is found in griffonia seed extract. Methylhexanamine is found in geranium extract. Both of these ingredients are found in the product ‘Trance’.
- These products have a stimulant effect which speed up your body
- Effects can vary from person to person and from each time you use it
- Your heart beat speeds up and blood pressure increases
- If you have underlying mental health problems, any drug can trigger them
- Because we don’t know what’s in these drugs, you are not fully informed about the risks of taking the drug or when used with other drugs
- Like ecstasy, you need to stay hydrated but it is dangerous to drink too much too fast – best to sip 1 pint of water per hour
- New products are developed all the time and we do not have enough information about the dangers of taking them
If you are pregnant
Do not use if you are pregnant as we don’t know enough about the risks to your baby.
All drugs can become habit forming
How long does it stay in your system?
No urine test for this yet
What help is available?
- Self-help support such as Narcotics Anonymous
- Counselling or psychotherapy
- Complementary therapies such as acupuncture
- Support from your doctor
- Residential treatment programmes (clinics)
- One to one or group family support
- Contact the Drugs Helpline 1800 459 459 to find out about options in your area