2C-B and other 2 C drugs Category: Psychedlics
Also called: bromo, nexus, CB, 2-CT-7: T-7, 7-up and tripstacy.
'2C' is a general name given to a group of drugs that are psychedelic but can also cause stimulant effects . Drugs from this group can include, but are not limited to 2C-B, 2C-C, 2C-P, 2C-E and 2C-I.
2C-B is the most commonly known drug from the large 2C family of compounds. The strenght and effects will vary among each drug in this group.
How it is used
2C-B is normally sold as pills or powders, with pills having different colours and logos similar to ecstasy. 2C-B can be swallowed, snorted and less commonly smoked. 2C drugs can also be found in liquid form but at present this is less common.
Drugs can impact each person differently, below are common effects and risks.
- It can be hard to predict how a person will react to 2c type drugs for the first time. These drugs can impact people based on how they are currently feeling and what setting they are in. The potency and dose of the product will impact on the effects a person feels.
- Some people may have an energetic experience whereas other will experience more of a psychedelic experience.
- You could feel more alert, energised, be more aware of colours, sounds and smells
- You can see, hear and feel things that don't exisit 'hallucinate'
- Be unaware of time, it could speed up or slow down 'time distortion'
- Some people may feel unwell, vomit, experience chills
- Feel hyper sensitive, confused, paranoid or anxious
- Some people may have difficulty sleeping after use
- This family of drugs can have different effects for people at different times. The effects can be impacted where the person is at emotionally, their mental health status and their setting.
- You can never be fully sure of the contents of illicit drugs. Pills and powders could contain other harmful substances or adulterants.
- It is important to remember that these drugs vary in potency which can be risky.
- Hallucinating or ‘tripping’ might be difficult or frightening for some people. It is important to talk about how you are feeling if you are experiening issues after.
- If you use when you aren’t feeling great this could be intensified after using.
- Increased health risk if used with other drugs, including other stimulants, alcohol, prescription medication
- There is a risk of over-stimulating the heart and circulation
- Some 2C drugs increase blood pressure
- People who are experiencing mental health concerns or those with a family history of mental illness may be at increased risk to negative outcomes.
There's very little information available about dependency and 2C type drugs.
Dutch Red Alert 2021
You can never be fully sure of the contents. In April 2021, the Dutch Drug Monitoring and Information System (DIMS) issued an alert regarding 2CB. This does not guarentee the contents or safety of drugs available on the Irish market but provides a recent example of substances of concern which can emerge.« Back to Types of Drugs page