What are N-Bomb?
N-Bombs (members of the NBOMe 'family' of drugs) are powerful hallucinogens, similar to LSD,which means it changes the way you see objects and reality. You might see or hear things which aren’t there (known as hallucinations). The experience of taking hallucinogens is often referred to as a ‘trip’. Trips can be good or bad, but until you take it you don’t know how it will affect you – and once you’re on a ‘trip’ you can't stop it.
The main effects and risks of taking hallucinogens, like N-Bomb, are:
- Time and movement can appear to speed up and slow down.
- Colour, sound and objects can get distorted and you can experience double vision.
- These distortions of your senses can be quite unpredictable, sometimes pleasant, but sometimes very frightening (these are called 'bad trips').
N-Bomb's are also related to the 2C ‘family’ of compounds.
N-Bombs become Class A drugs
Because of their recognised harms, the Government followed expert advice and banned these drugs and controlled them as a Class A drugs, from 10th June 2014.
This means that if the police arrest you in possession of N-Bombs, they'll always take some action. This could include a formal caution, arrest and prosecution.
From 10th June 2014 having N-Bombs for your own use (called possession) could result in up to seven years in prison and/or an unlimited fine. Selling or giving N-Bombs away for free, even to friends, (called supplying) could result in serious jail time, between a minimum of eight years and a life sentence and/or an unlimited fine.
N-Bombs were often sold as tiny squares of paper. These tiny squares are commonly called "tabs" or "blotters". Blotters can come in various sizes, shapes, colours and designs.
They were also sold in spray, powder and liquid form. It is possible that they will continue to be available in these forms now that they are illegal.
It is reported that N-Bombs don’t work if swallowed, so they are usually placed under the tongue or held in the cheeks, where they are absorbed by the lining of the mouth. They can also be sniffed if in their powder form or absorbed via the nose or mouth if a spray form is used.
N-Bombs are very strong, with only a small amount needed to have an effect. The average dose of the N-Bomb 25I-NBOMe is between 0.00005 and 0.0001gram. Because of this it can be easy to overdose if you are using the powder or liquid forms of N-Bombs.
What are the effects of N-Bombs?
The effects of N-Bombs can last between six and ten hours and include:
- Feeling of euphoria (intense happiness) and love/empathy.
- Mental and physical stimulation.
- A pleasant or positive change in consciousness.
- Unusual body sensations.
Because N-Bombs are similar to LSD, they are likely to have similar effects to LSD. The experience of taking hallucinogens, like LSD, is often referred to as a ‘trip’.
A positive trip can make you feel happy, euphoric and relaxed. A negative or bad trip can make users feel tense, nervy and confused. You might even experience unpleasant and scary hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that aren’t there).
- During a time and your movements can appear speeded up or slower down. Colours, objects and sound can appear very differently to normal.
- Feeling tired, anxious, panicky and depressed.
- Trips can feed off your imagination – so if you’re unhappy or nervous it can make these feelings a lot worse.
What are the risks of using N-Bombs?
The effects can last between six and ten hours and include:
- Feelings of confusion and paranoia.
- Insomnia, this is where someone founds it very hard to fall asleep or to stay asleep for a normal amount of time.
- Feeling sick and nauseous.
- Body tremors and shaking.
Doctors who have treated people who have taken N-Bombs have reported the following common effects/risks:
- Increased heart rate and blood pressure, which can put pressure on your heart and circulation system and in extreme cases can lead to heart failure.
- Agitation and aggression.
- You may see and hear things that aren’t there (known as hallucinations).
- Some people might have seizures and a fever or high body temperature.
N-Bombs are very powerful, with only a small amount needed to have an effect. For example, the average dose of the N-Bomb 25I-NBOMe is between 0.000050 and 0.0001gram. Because of this it can be easy to overdose if you are using the powder or liquid forms of NBOMe.
N-Bombs are similar to LSD so there some of the risks of LSD may apply to N-Bombs as well.
FRANK is not aware of N-Bombs being ‘cut’ or mixed with other substances. However, with ‘legal highs’ like N-Bombs, you can never really be sure what you're buying contains what it says it does.
Can you get addicted to N-Bombs?
N-Bombs are relatively new drugs to the market so currently there’s very little information about their addictiveness. Although we know that hallucinogens tend not to be addictive no knows for sure whether or not N-Bombs can be addictive.
Are N-Bombs illegal?
On 10 June 2014, N-Bombs became class A drugs which means that they’re illegal to have, give away or sell:
• Possession could get you up to seven years in jail and/or an unlimited fine.
• Supplying someone else, including your friends, could result in seriousheavy jail timesentence, between a minimum of eight years and a life sentence and/or an unlimited fine
What if you are caught? If the Police arrest you in possession of N-Bombs, they'll always take some action. This could include a formal caution, arrest and prosecution.
A conviction for a drug related offence could have a serious impact. It could make it harder, even impossible, to visit certain countries - for example the United States - and limit the types of jobs you can apply for.
Did you know?
Like drinking and driving, driving while under the influence of drugs is illegal – with some drugs you can still be unfit to drive the day after using. You can get a heavy fine, be disqualified from driving or even go to prison. Allowing other people to use drugs in your house or any other premises is illegal. If the police catch people using N-Bombs in a club they can prosecute the landlord, club owner or person holding the party.