People have used various substances to alter their state of consciousness for the entirety of written history. Whether you like to kick back and smoke a blunt with your friends or throw back brews until you cant walk straight, chances are pretty good you haven’t been sober every day of your life. College is often seen as a hub for various kinds of experimentation, and drugs are no exception. I am not here to tell you whether you should or shouldn’t do drugs, but I do think that everyone is better off knowing a little more about them and how they affect your brain. For the purposes of this article, I have selected five drugs that I believe are used more often than most when college students decide to partake. We will examine what effects these substances have on your brain, and why that makes you feel the way it
17.) The Porcelain Warrior & Mushu (Mulan) Ingredients: Porcelain Warrior Cherry Sake Lychee Syrup Mango Vodka Mushu Absolut Peppar Sriracha Pepper Depending on where you live the ingredients for the Mushu will more than likely be easier for you to find than the ingredients for the Porcelain warrior, but that little shot definitely has what it takes to put a fire in your belly. The Porcelain Warrior, on the other hand, is more of a sophisticated drink for college students with access to an Asian market. Recipe credit: Cocktails by Cody 16.) Super Wario (Super Mario Land 2) Ingredients: 2 oz. Vodka 1/2 oz. Lemon Juice Huckleberry Soda Frozen Mangos Garnish with Lemon Peels This is my drink of choice anytime I am kicking back and plotting to sabotage a friendly plumber. Recipe credit: the Drunken Moogle. 15.) Nick-eloaded Ingredients: 5 oz. Orange Vodka 5 oz. Peach Schnapps 5 oz. Amaretto
17.) Pythia Gases If you are familiar with Ancient Greece, you may have heard of the Oracle of Delphi. Another name the oracle went by was Pythia, and she was said to inhale the gases and go into a state of trance in which she recited prophecies. There is still a lot of debate over what the gases were made of and if they even actually got the Oracle high. 16.) Jimson Weed This substance was used by certain Native American tribes in ceremonies, as well as the Sadhus of Hinduism. While trying to suppress Bacon’s rebellion, British soldiers were either poisoned with the substance or ingested it accidentally. Either way, they spent several days in an altered state and were perceived to have gone completely insane. 15.) Bufo Alvarius “Licking toads” is a trend that managed to make its way into the United States, but that is lame compared to the
13.) Ibogaine Ibogaine is the product of the the root bark of an African shrub called Tabernanthe iboga. The drug is used ceremoniously by the Bwiti Tribe to induce shamanic experiences. The drug can be likened to an LSD like experience but with added dissociative effects you could compare to Ketamine. 12.) Salvia Divinorum Salvia Divinorum grows native in in the Cloud Forest of Oaxaca, Mexico and you may have seen this mystical entheogen at your local headshop or that shady gas station with bulletproof glass between you and the register. The plant was traditionally used ceremoniously as a tea and has since made its way into the United States where it still remains legal in most states. Salvia can induce very intense and sometimes uncomfortable hallucinations when used. 11.) Samandarin Samandarin is a poison secreted by the fire salamander pictured above, and can be deadly if a larger amount is ingested directly.
9.) Calea zacatechichi This plant produces less of a day high and more of a “holy fuck what did that dream mean” kind of high. Users typically drink a tea made of the plant while simultaneously smoking a rolled calea zacatechichi cigarette to achieve vivid, prophetic, and sometimes lucid dreams. The plant was reportedly used by the Chontal indians of Mexico as a hallucinogen of sorts. 8.) Mescaline Mescaline occurs naturally in the Peyote Cactus, the San Pedro Cactus, the Peruvian Torch, and many other types of cactae. Mescaline produces hallucinogenic effects similar to LSD or psilocybin but with unique characteristics of its own. Traditionally the tops of the cactus are cut off allowing it to produce new heads which are then dried into “buttons” and ingested. 7.) Sincuichi Sincuichi was used by Ancient Central Americans for shamanic rituals and is known to produce auditory hallucinations. During its preperation the leaves are