A person experiencing signs of 2C-B addiction

Signs of 2C-B Addiction

The drug 2C-B, sometimes called tucibi or pink cocaine, is a potent psychedelic that has quickly grown in popularity and availability. And with more people using this drug, rates of 2C-B addiction have risen as well. If you or a loved one shows signs of 2C-B addiction, the quickest path to recovery is to call Promises at 844.875.5609 for evidence-based addiction treatment.

What Is 2C-B?

2C-B is a synthetic chemical first created in the mid-1970s. Unlike many recreational drugs—which often first see use as a medical treatment—2C-B has no medicinal effects, and it has always been sold and marketed as a purely recreational drug.

When 2C-B was first introduced, it was sold as an uncontrolled substance in smoke shops, typically marketed as an aphrodisiac. It quickly saw widespread use in the club scene and grew in popularity in the 1980s when MDMA became a controlled substance. 

But as federal agencies began to recognize the dangers of 2C-B, they classified it as a Schedule I Controlled Substance, driving the 2C-B market underground.

Today, 2C-B is either used on its own, mixed with other drugs, or falsely marketed as other drugs, such as LSD. Recreational doses of 2C-B create powerful psychedelic effects, including:

  • Visual hallucinations
  • Auditory hallucinations
  • Anxiety and paranoia
  • Confusion
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Elevated heart rate
  • Nausea and vomiting

Compared to other psychedelics, the effects of 2C-B are closest to the drug mescaline. 

Risks of 2C-B Use

Like other psychedelics, the biggest risks of 2C-B use can be symptoms related to mental health. Using 2C-B can often result in a “bad trip,” which involves being locked into several hours of fear, anxiety, and frightening hallucinations. 

The impact of these trips can last well after the drug has worn off, leading to a persistent negative impact on overall mental health. Additionally, 2C-B use can often initiate or worsen existing mental illness. 

This means that people who have anxiety disorders, depression, or a family history of schizophrenia may experience powerful negative effects when taking this drug.

While the physical risks of 2C-B use are less severe, nausea, vomiting, and a racing heartbeat are common. 

Common Signs of 2C-B Addiction

Most psychedelics, including 2C-B, carry little risk of physical drug dependence. People won’t typically experience intense physical withdrawal symptoms when they suddenly stop using. But 2C-B addiction is still a serious concern that can cause catastrophic damage to your life and well-being if you don’t seek treatment.

Signs of 2C-B addiction include:

  • Invasive drug cravings for 2C-B
  • An inability to stop or cut down on 2C-B use on your own
  • Worsening mental health as a result of 2C-B use
  • 2C-B use interfering with work, school, or home life
  • Continuing to use 2C-B despite harmful consequences
  • Increasing tolerance to 2C-B
  • Loss of interest in hobbies or activities outside of drug use

An addiction to 2C-B can quickly alter the course of your life and lead to serious consequences if you don’t find help. Thankfully, there are evidence-based treatment methods that can help you start the path to recovery.

Effective Treatment for 2C-B Addiction at Promises

Treating a 2C-B addiction is possible. At Promises, our approach to treating addiction involves a comprehensive set of therapies, medications, peer-to-peer support, and medical treatment options that can ease your wellness journey. No matter how severe your addiction may be, you can break free and achieve a lasting recovery.

With multiple levels of care, true dual-diagnosis treatment options, and a compassionate team that is dedicated to helping people overcome addiction, you can find freedom from 2C-B. To learn more about the treatment options we have available, reach out to the Promises team by calling 844.875.5609 today.

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