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1

How can you identify the substance?

Context clues
Specimen in a drug screen

Figure out the pharmacology/PD

2

How to do you manage recreational drug overdose?

Airway
Breathing
Circulation
Decontamination
Enhanced elimination
Focused therapy (antidote)
Get help (call tox line)

3

Describe Codeine/Promethazine Syrup

Euphoriant
(mix of soda and candy)

Can cause seizures, cardiac arrest, and respiratory arrest

4

How do you treat codeine/promethazine overdose?

Supportive care
Anticipate seizures

5

Street names for codeine/promethazine?

Syrup
Purple drank
Sizzurp
Lean

6

Describe GHB.

Gamma hydroxybutyrate
(CNS depressant)
Drowsiness, confusion, dizziness, loss of consciousness
Respiratory Arrest, aspiration and other effects typical of ethanol overdose

Rx for narcolepsy

7

What is GHB structurally similar to?

GBL (Gamma butyrolactone)

BD (1,4-butanediol)

8

Slang names for GHB

G
Georgia Home Boy
Liquid Ecstasy
Easy lay

9

How do you treat GHB overdose?

Supportive care

10

Describe synthetic marijuana

Herbs, spices sprayed with a synthetic material similar to THC

Marketed as incense

Pale skin, seizures, diaphoresis, HTN, tachycardia
Dysphoria, paranoia, delusions, hallucinations, agitation

11

What are the street names for Synthetic marijuana?

K2
Spice
Bliss
Black Mamba??
Blaze
Bombay Blue

12

How can you treat synthetic marijuana overdose?

Supportive care
Minimize stimulation

13

Describe Ketamine

Dissociative anesthetic with hallucinogenic properties.
Cousin of PCP.
Causes dizziness, seizures, cardiac arrest, and respiratory depression

Facilitates sexual assault

14

What are treat names for Ketamine?

Cat Valium
Kit Kat
Special K

15

How can you treat Ketamine overdose?

Supportive care
Reduce stimuli

16

Describe N-Bomb or 2C drugs.

Synthetic hallucinogens sold as "legal" LSD and mescaline.
Powder, liquid, blotter
Causes seizures, cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest

17

What are street names for N-Bomb or 2C drugs?

Legal acid
Smiles
25I

18

How do you treat N-Bomb or 2C drug overdoses?

Supportive care

19

Describe MDMA.

Combo methamphetamine/mescaline
Tolerance can develop

Hyperthermia, rhabdomyolysis
Cerebral edema, seizures, serotonin syndrome
HTN, tachycardia arrhythmias
Trismus, bruxism

20

What are street names for MDMA?

Ecstasy
X
E
Molly
Lover's Speed
"Rolling"

21

What can "Ecstasy" cause?

Increased energy
Talkative
Intimacy and libido
Distorted senses
Decreased fear, aggression, defensiveness
Hallucinations

22

How can you treat MDMA overdose?

Supportive care
Prepare to treat hyperthermia, rhabdo, and seizures

23

Describe Synthetic Cathinones.

Bath salts, plant food, herbal incense
CNS stimulation, hallucinations
Extreme agitation, aggressive behavior, and paranoia
Tachycardia, anxiety, tremor, HTN, hyperthermia
Superior "high" to cocaine
Structurally similar to methcathinone (amphetamine like alkaloid)
Stimulates release and inhibits reuptake of NE, Serotonin, and dopamine

24

What names are synthetic cathinones marketed under and what are street names?

Ivory Wave, Purple Wave

Flakka, Zombie drug

25

How can you treat synthetic cathinone overdose?

Supportive care
Prepare for agitation and hyperthermia