Products - Bath Salts, Plant Food, etc. ('Trance')
Citation: Crestfallen. "Wide Awake for 48 Hours: An Experience with Products - Bath Salts, Plant Food, etc. ('Trance') (exp92568)". Erowid.org. Aug 29, 2011. erowid.org/exp/92568
Cannabis substitute "spice" type smoking blends, "Bath salts", "plant food", "incense", "tea" and similar products generally do not accurately list psychoactive ingredients or dosage on their packaging. Analysis has revealed that ingredients in a single product of this type may vary over time. The component chemical(s) may be different than what is assumed for this report.]
I am 21, in college, and I have issues with substance abuse, most likely stemming from my depression/anxiety. Therefore, I take 300mgs of Wellbutrin XL (NDRI) a day. A little off topic but I thought you should know. Onto my experience...
I heard about a new stimulant type of drug that was legal, supposedly giving the user an 'amphetamine/cocaine'-like high. I have ADD and I have taken prescription amphetamines such as Adderall on a weekly basis for a year so I am very familiar with its effects. I have never tried cocaine, which I hear feels similar to amphetamines but last way shorter and is a bit more intense. This new designer drug is sold as 'bath salts' or 'plant food' in my local headshop. Being a sucker for new drug experiences, I decide to try it out. The first headshop I went to only had 1 brand (Pure) and it was in rock form in a small glass vial. I then saw the crack/meth pipes being sold above it (indicating it was meant to be smoked) which turned me off pretty quick. I then decided to check out the other headshop, which offered 2 different types. One was called 'Trance', the other I forgot. There were sold in .5g baggies covered by an envelope with the advertising on the front. I decided to try it out once before they outlawed it. I bought it, went home, and decided to try it out.
I usually do hours of research before trying a new drug, determining what the correct dosage is etc... There really wasn't a whole lot of info, just news reports. I did read that the actual chemical substance could be a variety of research chems like MDPV, Methylone, or Mephedrone. I opened the package and found a very small ziploc baggie w/ pot leaves all over the front(something like what you would get from a dealer) which told me somebody made this crap in their home locally...sketchy.
I decided it would be best to start out with a low dose bump. I dump out the powder and rail a small line. FUACKK this shit burns! After 10-15min, I feel something..but figured it was a placebo effect because nothing changed after 45 minutes post insufflation. I then decided to do a bigger line, which is when I started to feel a slight come-up. I noticed my mental clarity had improved and I felt more awake. It reminded me of the first time I took Adderall. Satisfied with the results but wanting to achieve euphoria, I continued to bump small lines throughout the night until half the baggie is gone. I never achieved that euphoria but it was a positive experience none-the-less. Music sounded deeper, especially electronic music like DJ Houst Dark and Armin Van Buuren. I stayed awake all night until I remembered I promised my parents to help paint one of the rooms in our house the next day. After being awake for 24 hrs, I started to feel fatigued but I knew I had a cheat. I railed the remaining .25g of the powder over a period of 6 hours and got my chores done. I could not sleep until that night, staying awake for 48 hours. I felt a small crash, which I countered with 1mg of Klonopin.
All in all, I would say this was a semi-positive experience. I didn't have any cravings to try it again but I did have an abnormal amount of bugers throughout the next week lol. I enjoyed the feelings of deeper music appreciation and alertness of the drug but it had a 'dirty' high feeling (the super sketchy packaging didn't help any). I think Adderall is a much better choice. Pharmaceutical grade amphetamines that I don't have to worry about the purity or whose kitchen it came from. These 'bath salt/plant foods' were outlawed in my city 8 days later. I took a big chance even trying it, not knowing wtf was inside of it. At the very least, it was a learning experience for me and I have no reason to regret it. Stay safe everyone!
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