Street names: Nbomb, 251-NBOMe, 251
Similar drugs: LSD
Drug type: Hallucinogens
Are NBOMe compounds legal?
Legal status: NBOMe compounds (by generic definition) are illegal and are classified as Class A under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Now, if you're caught with it, you could go to prison for seven years. Anyone dealing NBOMe compounds could face a life jail sentence plus a hefty fine.
What are NBOMe compounds?
NBOMe compounds are variants of psychoactive phenethylamine materials.
What do NBOMe compounds do?
How it can make you feel: These drugs are powerful hallucinogens, which means they change the way you see objects and reality. You might see or hear things which aren’t there (known as hallucinations). Time and movement can appear to speed up and slow down. And you may experience distortion of colour, sound and objects. This can be quite unpredictable and may be good or bad (there's no knowing what sort of 'trip' you will have). Users can experience intense happiness as well as mental and physical stimulation.
The risks: There is a high risk of overdose in liquid and powdered form. using NBOMe compounds increases heart rate, leads to high blood pressure, agitation, aggression, hallucinations and seizures. Some users have reported highly negative effects including confusion, nausea, insomnia and paranoia.