Also Known As: Blotters, Smiley Paper, Bom-25, 2C-I-NBOMe, 25I-NBOMe, 25I

Category: Hallucinogen

N-Bombs are 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.

N-Bombs can also be bought as a spray or in powder or liquid form. One dose of N-Bomb is normally between £2 – £4.

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-Bomb is a powerful hallucinogen, 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 the drug you don’t know how it will affect you – and once you’re on a ‘trip’ you can’t stop it. Because N-Bombs are similar to LSD, they are likely to have similar effects to LSD.

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.

The effects of N-Bombs can last between six and ten hours and include:

  • Feelings of euphoria (intense happiness) and love/empathy
  • Mental and physical stimulation
  • A pleasant or positive change in consciousness
  • Unusual body sensations.

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).

Other effects:

  • Your movements can appear speeded up or slowed 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.

The effects can last between six and ten hours and risks include:

  • Feelings of confusion and paranoia
  • Insomnia, this is where someone finds 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 similar to LSD so some of the risks of LSD may apply to N-Bombs as well.

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 that’s the case for N-Bombs.

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 serious heavy jail time sentence, between a minimum of eight years and a life sentence and/or an unlimited fine.

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.

Supplying someone else, including your friends, can get you fourteen years in jail and/or an unlimited fine under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

Remember: Having a criminal record can make it difficult for you to get a job or visa if you want to travel abroad.

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