Addictive Potential: Unknown
Emergency Room Visits Yearly: Unknown
Mandatory Minimum Sentence: Unknown
Mechanism of Action: ??
DET, also known as N,N-diethyltryptamine and 3-(2-Diethylaminoethyl)indole, is a hallucinogenic tryptamine with a duration of effects ranging from 2 to 4 hours. According to Böszörményi (1959), “DET can be best likened to a moderate mescaline intoxication, although in some features it resembles the LSD effect”. Specifically, some of these subjective effects reported include distortions in the experience of time, visual hallucinations, elation, and overall feelings of intoxication (Barceloux, 2012).
In the 1960s, DET was studied as a potential treatment for chronic alcoholism. However, researchers concluded that DET appeared to have “limited therapeutic value” (Faillace at al., 1970).
Side Effects & Adverse Reactions:
Negative effects that have been reported include:
- Anxiety & feelings of unpleasantness (Barceloux, 2012)
- Tremors (Barceloux, 2012)
- Dizziness (Faillace et al., 1967)
- Numbness and tingling (Faillace et al., 1967)
- Chills and cold feeling (Faillace et al., 1967)
- Funny taste in mouth (Faillace et al., 1967)
- Nausea (Faillace et al., 1967) (Barceloux, 2012)
- Blurred vision (Faillace et al., 1967)
- Dry mouth (Faillace et al., 1967)
- Physical weakness (Faillace et al., 1967)
- Body felt light (Faillace et al., 1967)
- Elevated blood pressure (Barceloux, 2012)
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