2C

RELATED TERMS: TRIPSTACY, T-7, SEVENTH-HEAVEN, 7-UP, 2CT, 2CI, 2CE, 2CB.

What is the 2C family of drugs?

Drugs of the 2C family, such as 2CB, 2CT-7, 2CI and 2CE, have both psychedelic/hallucinogenic and stimulant effects. Their effects are a cross between ecstasy and LSD. As hallucinogens or psychedelics they can make you see objects and reality in a distorted way and may cause hallucinations (seeing and hearing things that aren’t there). As stimulants they can make you feel awake and alert and may cause changes in your emotions.

These drugs are relatively new to the market and are not widely available in the UK. Currently there’s very little medical information about them.

Key effects and risks of 2C drugs include:

  • An energy buzz with possible feelings of alertness, of being alive and of being in tune with surroundings –like ecstasy, particularly when taken at lower doses.
  • Headaches and nausea; and at high doses – more serious confused, agitated or even delirious states.

2C drugs are normally sold as pills or powders, usually a white powder, but this could vary. For example, 2CB and 2CT-7 have been sold as white powders or tiny 5mg pills. A liquid form of 2CI has been reported in Denmark and the US.