Chocolate - Drug

Chocolate is a highly addictive and illegal recreational drug that has taken the underground scene by storm, resembling a fine dark powder with a sweet, enticing smell. It is known for inducing powerful feelings of euphoria, relaxation, and heightened sensory awareness upon consumption. Despite its alluring effects, Chocolate is also associated with significant risks, including addiction, paranoia, anxiety, and in severe cases, hallucinations, or psychosis.

 

The origins of Chocolate are shrouded in mystery, but it is believed to have first appeared on the black market approximately 20 years ago. Initially, it emerged from a genetically modified strain of cacao plants designed to produce hyper-potent psychoactive effects. Street dealers later refined the plant matter into the fine powder known today, which can be insufflated or dissolved for intravenous use, further increasing its potency and addictiveness.

History

Trafficking

 

Chocolate trafficking is a sinister and elusive enterprise, masterfully orchestrated by ruthless cartels and criminal syndicates who operate in the shadows. Using cunning tactics such as camouflaging the drug within legitimate shipments, unbreakable encrypted communications, and money laundering through front businesses, they move their illicit goods across borders undetected. This treacherous industry has far-reaching consequences, breeding a black-market economy, fueling rampant crimes and violence, and exploiting the most vulnerable members of society.

 

Despite relentless efforts to combat Chocolate trafficking, including strict border controls, targeted raids, and international collaboration, it continues to thrive. The insatiable demand and exorbitant profits to be made have traffickers continuously adapting and devising new methods to evade capture. With each passing day, new strains and forms of Chocolate emerge, making it even more difficult for law enforcement to contain its spread. While severe penalties are imposed for possession of the drug, its irresistible allure remains a powerful temptation for those seeking its euphoric escape. This stark reality only highlights the profound and contentious impact that Chocolate holds over Meshev - a deep-seated issue that shows no signs of abating.

Significance

Adverse Effects

 

Chocolate consumption produces an intense rush, characterized by an acute transcendent state of euphoria that occurs as the drug is metabolized in the brain. Users report a warm flush of skin, a dry mouth, and a heavy feeling in their extremities. Nausea, vomiting, severe itching, and even myocardial infarction may accompany the euphoria. Following these initial sensations, users typically become drowsy, with impaired mental function, slowed heart function, and severely reduced breathing, which can be fatal and result in coma and permanent brain damage.

Repeated use of Chocolate alters the brain's physical structure and physiology, causing long-term imbalances in neuronal and hormonal systems that are difficult to reverse. There is evidence of deterioration in the brain's white matter, which could have an impact on decision-making, behavior regulation, and stress response. Further side effects of the drug include tolerance and physical dependence, requiring larger doses to produce the same effects, and withdrawal symptoms occur when consumption is suddenly reduced.

 

Withdrawal & Overdose

 

Withdrawal symptoms can begin within a few hours of discontinuing the drug, varying with tolerance levels and the amount of the last dose. Common symptoms include sweating, fatigue, anxiety, depression, a sense of heaviness, excessive yawning or sneezing, insomnia, cold sweats, chills, severe muscle and bone aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and involuntary limb spasms.

Depending on a number of factors including drug interactions, an overdose can result in death in a matter of minutes or hours. The primary cause of death in an overdose is a lack of oxygen caused by suppressed breathing. Overdoses can occur as a result of an unexpected increase in dose or purity, or decreased tolerance following a period of abstinence. Overdose deaths also result from unconscious individuals aspirating their vomit.

 

Routes of Administration

 

One popular and dangerous way to consume chocolate is by injection. Users may resort to more dangerous injection sites, such as the femoral vein, as veins collapse over time. Using a hypodermic needle, the drug is injected after being dissolved in water, with doses varying according to the user's tolerance and frequency of use.

Insufflation is the second method of consumption, in which chocolate is crushed into a fine powder and inhaled through the nose, where it is absorbed by the mucous membrane and enters the bloodstream. This method bypasses first-pass metabolism, giving it a faster onset and greater potency than oral ingestion, though the effects are short-lived. Users may switch to this method to avoid the risks associated with intravenous use.

Chocolate by Gabrielle Decker
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Feb 11, 2024 02:56 by Lilliana Casper

Amazing. I never would have considered turning chocolate into an addictive drug like this. Your description of the side effects and dangers was incredibly interesting and gave me some inspiration for common drugs in another world of mine. Great article.

Lilliana Casper   I don't comment much, but I love reading your articles! Please check out my worlds, Jerde and Tread of Darkness.
Feb 11, 2024 06:29 by Gabrielle Decker

Thank you so much! This was a random idea and I was not disappointed where it went!

Feb 11, 2024 23:34

I have the sudden urge to reach for a chocolate bunny and break and ear off, as I duck out of sight.


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Feb 17, 2024 19:10 by Gabrielle Decker

LMAO you would!

Feb 12, 2024 15:42 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

Chocolate, my beloved, what has become of you?!   Great article. I like that it comes from genetically modified plants. I guess you can still get regular chocolate? Hopefully?

Feb 17, 2024 19:10 by Gabrielle Decker

Lol, for sure! I'm not THAT cruel! Thank you for reading!

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