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Postby Belle » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:14 am

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INTOXICATING SUBSTANCES IN THE WIZARDING WORLD
Written and compiled by Belle, with contributions from Niky, Renny, ---.


ALCOHOL


LEGISLATION

All venues serving alcohol must hold a valid license issued by the Department of Intoxicating Substances or be subject to fines, temporary or permanent closure, or jail time for the proprietor.

Legal drinking age for witches, wizards, and other beings is 17 years old.

BRANDS

The following are canonical brands produced and sold solely within the wizarding world. They are not available on the muggle market.







DRUGS


LEGISLATION

All drug-related matters are governed by the Department of Intoxicating Substances, who are in charge of issuing licenses to approved medical and educational facilities and individuals for the purchase or production of controlled substances. They also handle crimes involving possession, supply or production of illegal drugs by non-approved entities, and stick to a fairly rigid system of punishment as outlined below:

OffenceClass AClass BClass C
Possession 1+ years jailtime 200 Galleon fine 100 Galleon fine
Supply 5+ years jailtime 2+ years jailtime 1+ years jailtime
Production 10+ years jailtime 7+ years jailtime 4+ years jailtime


CLASS A WIZARDING DRUGS

Spoiler: Amortentia show
The most powerful love potion in the world, Amortentia produces feelings of obsession and infatuation in the drinker directed to the person who administered it. Due to the fact that it removes the individual's free will, much like the Imperius Curse, Amortentia is highly illegal in the wizarding world and most witches and wizards will only ever encounter it as part of their potions education.

Source: The Love Room in the Department of Mysteries has a fountain of Amortentia. Skilled potioneers may be capable of making this potion as well, though only those licensed by the Ministry may do so legally.

Appearance: Amortentia is described as having a distinctive mother of pearl sheen and spiral steam that smells different for everyone based on what they find specifically attractive.

Method of Consumption: Amortentia may be drunk in potion form, or small doses may be administered to any consumable item. It is pleasantly sweet to taste, so is most often added to candy.

Long-term Side-effects: Individuals under the thrall of a love potion are incapable of focusing on anything other than their obsessive attachment, and may starve to death, dehydrate, or forget to perform numerous other necessary tasks if not directed to do so by the person they are infatuated with. Those who have been forcibly given Amortentia for long periods of time eventually become emotionally numbed and incapable of emotional fulfilment, leading to chronic depression. Therapy has been shown to be ineffective at treating the symptoms of long-term love potion abuse.

Addiction: Non-addictive.

Price: A single 50ml vial of Amortentia may sell from 25 Galleons upwards on the black market. It costs considerably less to make, but potioneers with requisite level of skill are few and far between.

Rarity: Very rare.

Spoiler: Discord show
First introduced into the magical population in the mid-70's as Blackbane, Discord is a dangerous dissociative stimulant that causes vivid hallucinations, which manifest in some Seers as precognitive events. Known ingredients include wormwood, black beetle eyes, and baneberries, though the exact composition is not publicised. It is believed that Discord was originally an experimental drug developed by the Department of Mysteries for use in the First War, but this has been categorically denied by the Ministry.

Source: Discord can only be purchased on the black market, and there are few suppliers that carry it due to the high risk involved.

Appearance: Discord is sold in small cubes of golden-brown resin which resemble sugar lumps.

Method of Consumption: The resin may be ingested orally or crumbled and smoked in a pipe or vapouriser. It is smooth and rich to taste, with the consistency of halva.

Long-term Side-effects: Possible side-effects include organ failure, brain damage, chronic insomnia, ataxia, and anterograde amnesia. During periods of blackout whilst on the drug, users have been known to cause irreparable damage to themselves and others, including cannibalism, autocannibalism, manslaughter and suicide.

Addiction: Highly Addictive.

Price: A gram of resin, good for up to 12 hours of active effect, sells for approximately 8-10 Galleons, depending on location and dealer.

Rarity: Very rare.

Spoiler: Moonmellow show
In the years immediately following the First War, Moonmellow use began to take root among many surviving veterans due to its superior painkilling properties and apparent lack of side-effects. It is a strong magical opioid which blocks nerve reception as well as acting as a muscle relaxant, giving users immediate relief from the chronic pain of serious injuries with no loss of mental clarity. The exact ingredients of the drug are not well known, but it is thought to contain asphodel and valerian root, aconite flowers, and sopophorus beans. It is common knowledge that preparation of Moonmellow for sale requires a very skilled potioneer to avoid the mixture becoming poisonous.

Source: The substance is carried by most black market dealers in the UK, but may be difficult to acquire abroad.

Appearance: Moonmellow is a transparent, gaseous drug sold in small, crescent-shaped inhalers from which it takes its name. Dealers are known to stamp the inhalers with their own insignia.

Method of Consumption: The gas, which is slightly sweet and musty, is inhaled and held in the lungs for up to ten seconds until it has been absorbed into the bloodstream.

Long-term Side-effects: Unfortunately for users, pain relief comes at the cost of more long-term hypersensitivity, eventually increasing nerve trauma to debilitating levels and requiring higher doses of Moonmellow to treat. This process is irreversible, often leading to the death of the afflicted unless they can break the addiction and control the effects with some other form of pain management. Moonmellow can also result in respiratory failure from chronic use.

Addiction: Highly Addictive.

Price: Each inhaler is good for up to six hours of active effect, and goes for approximately 2 Galleons 8 Sickles. Inhalers can be returned to the dealer they were purchased from in return for a small (1-2 Sickle) discount on the next purchase.

Rarity: Rare.

Spoiler: Shade show
Believed to be produced in the Hollows, Shade is a very recent addition to the wizarding world's banned magical substances list. Due to its euphoric and stimulant properties, it gained immediately popularity on the party circuits of Eastern Europe from which it spread to Western Europe and the UK before the side-effects were well-known. It is rumoured to contain wormwood, shrivelfigs, and antimony, as well as bundimun secretion which is toxic and used almost exclusively in magical cleaning products. By far the most tempting aspect of Shade is the marked improvement in users' magical abilities whilst under the influence, leading to speculation that it was intended as a performance enhancer for Death Eater soldiers until the side-effects were deemed too dangerous to prove worthwhile.

Source: Unscrupulous dealers with links to the Hollows.

Appearance: An attractive, glittery black powder with small crystals.

Method of Consumption: Shade is most often snorted as it is an extremely bitter and disgusting-tasting substance. For a faster and more intense high, it may also be injected.

Long-term Side-effects: The initial side-effects include insomnia, chronic headaches, dry mouth, and tachycardia. However, addiction sets in almost immediately, and withdrawal becomes almost impossible to survive without medical intervention, lasting at least a month during which the user is in excruciating pain that is resistant to almost all types of magical and muggle painkillers. The only known survivors underwent repeated applications of the Palliare spell all over their body, which resulted in permanent nerve damage and ataxia. Alternatively, continued use will eventually result in lowered immune system, greater susceptibility to infections, gangrene in extremities, and multiple organ failure.

Addiction: Highly Addictive.

Price: Shade's relatively low price point is its biggest draw, with a gram going for approximately 1 Galleon 3 Sickles.

Rarity: Uncommon.


CLASS B WIZARDING DRUGS

Spoiler: Flit show
Flit is a strong aphrodisiac that heightens arousal and sexual appetite, as well as enhancing the user's sexual experiences. It is a combination of flitterbloom, stinging lotus, pearl dust, and powdered moonstone that earned its high classification due to the fact that it eliminates even the most basic social inhibitions of the user.

Source: While all the ingredients can be purchased from apothecaries, the specific mixture and setting spells are a closely-guarded secret of the potioneer that created it. The drug may be acquired from a select few dealers in the UK, Europe, Australia, and the USA.

Appearance: Flit is a transparent, viscous liquid with a distinctive purple tint believed to be added in the post-processing stage to discourage unwitting consumption.

Method of Consumption: A designer drug in every sense of the word, Flit can be consumed in a number of ways. It is popular as a body paint and lubricant, as well as an additive to alcoholic drinks and certain desserts.

Long-term Side-effects: Regular users may experience sexual dysfunction, reduced sensitivity, arrhythmia, and chronic headaches.

Addiction: Non-Addictive.

Price: A 50ml vial sells for 5-7 Galleons depending on level of demand - which spikes around holidays, particularly Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve.

Rarity: Rare.

Spoiler: Honey Mist show
An exciting new drug on the market, Honey Mist allows multiple participants to share a simultaneous vision based on a set of parameters defined by the group beforehand. It is not recommended for more than four people, as any mental deviation from the parameters can result in temporary psychosis and horrifying, uncontrollable hallucinations. Honey Mist is speculated to contain powdered bicorn horn, fairy wings, and fluxweed, among other ingredients - but no one outside Ruby Mortimer's employ really knows for sure.

Source: Available from dealers throughout Asia and Europe, with new locations being added frequently.

Appearance: A gold-tinted, transparent, gaseous substance which is heavier than air.

Method of Consumption: Honey Mist is inhaled through the mouth where it disburses into the lungs.

Long-term Side-effects: Despite its lack of side-effects, Honey Mist gained a high classification due to some serious accidents taking place whilst users were under the influence. Since the hallucinations are completely immersive, awareness to the dangers of the real world isn't present during the trip.

Addiction: Non-Addictive.

Price: A single vial good for 2 people sells for 2 Galleons 12 Sickles, though new users often receive discounts.

Rarity: Uncommon.

Spoiler: Nox show
A type of relaxant that alleviates the symptoms of anxiety, PTSD, and seizures, Nox is another drug popular among war veterans. Dependency forms quickly, and unfortunately, it results in slowed response times and physical impairment whilst under the influence, making it a disastrous choice for law enforcement. Brewed from bat spleen, dragon blood, belladonna, and flobberworm mucus, it is particularly effective in conjunction with Dreamless Sleep for treating cases of severe trauma.

Source: Most dealers worldwide offer Nox in some form.

Appearance: An amber liquid provided in dark tinted bottles with a small dropper.

Method of Consumption: 1-2 drops of Nox are applied directly to the tongue. It tastes strongly of licorice.

Long-term Side-effects: Regular use can result in black spots developing on the tongue, as well as retrograde amnesia. Additionally, Nox overdose is both common and fatal without medical intervention.

Addiction: Highly Addictive.

Price: Nox is sold in 10ml bottles for 5 Galleons.

Rarity: Uncommon.

Spoiler: Pixie Dust show
A well-known mental stimulant, Pixie Dust is a favourite of those in high-pressure occupations who require enhanced performance without the risk of hallucination. A preparation of armadillo bile, doxy eggs, and dragon claw, it is easy to make but requires up to three months of brewing and drying before it is suitable for consumption. Pixie Dust provides heightened mental acuity, wakefulness, problem solving, and - in large quantities - suppression of fear response.

Source: An American drug originally, Pixie Dust has only come to the UK in the last five years, and is offered by a select few dealers.

Appearance: Pixie Dust is a granular powder that comes in a rainbow of different colours which correspond to the strength and duration of the drug.

Method of Consumption: It is sold in little sealed tubes of rice paper that are intended to be eaten whole.

Long-term Side-effects: Regular, excessive use can result in damage to the adrenal system and brain.

Addiction: Addictive.

Price: Packet price varies by colour, between 13 Sickles and 2 Galleons.

Rarity: Uncommon.


CLASS C WIZARDING DRUGS

Spoiler: Billywig Stings show
Originating in Australia, Billywigs are insects whose sting can cause levitation which is considered a fun game for children to engage in. However, when dried and mixed with scarab beetle powder, they also provide a euphoric psychological high, and feelings of happiness and wellbeing.

Source: Scarab beetles are a Class B Tradeable good and require a license to buy. It is generally cheaper to purchase pre-mixed Stings from dealers.

Appearance: Stings start out as bright sapphire blue, before becoming a darker purple colour during the drying and mixing process.

Method of Consumption: Stings are generally ground up, mixed with tobacco, and smoked.

Long-term Side-effects: Excessive use can result in uncontrollable levitation and inability to regulate emotion and behaviour. Side effects tend to disappear after about six months.

Addiction: Addictive.

Price: An ounce of Stings sells for 5-6 Galleons.

Rarity: Common.

Spoiler: Geminiglo show
The magical Adderall for the masses, this odd combination of gillyweed, dragonfly thorax, and jobberknoll feather is a mental booster beloved and abused by students all over the wizarding world. Geminiglo allows users to retain a huge number of facts, spells, and other knowledge through temporary photographic memory recall.

Source: Though challenging to make, Geminiglo is quick to produce and can be acquired from most dealers, and particularly those that target schoolchildren.

Appearance: This drug comes as a small, triangular green pill.

Method of Consumption: Placed under the tongue, the pill fizzes and froths, filling the user's mouth with a large quantity of sea green foam which must be swallowed to activate the effects. It tastes vaguely minty, like toothpaste.

Long-term Side-effects: Excessive use - more than five pills a week over several months - can show up as a green sheen on the teeth, and results in forgetfulness and cognitive impairment. These effects can take up to a year to reverse.

Addiction: Addictive.

Price: Approximately 1 Galleon and 15 Sickles per pill, though they can be as expensive as 3 Galleons during exam season.

Rarity: Common.

Spoiler: Goosegrass show
A pleasant psychotropic drug, Goosegrass - a combination of its titular plant, and silverweed - a considered good Sunday night smoke, and is largely socially acceptable in wizarding society. Though it is legal throughout much of Europe, the UK and USA have added it to their classification systems as it lowers inhibition and can result in mild hallucinations that can interfere with magic use.

Source: The ingredients can be purchased from most apothecaries or collected by knowledgeable herbologists, but they require a complicated and time-consuming refinement process that is beyond most casual users. It is generally considered easier to purchase directly from dealers.

Appearance: Pale gold filaments with brighter gold flecks, like a particularly fancy tobacco.

Method of Consumption: Goosegrass is intended to be smoked, though some users prefer to chew it.

Long-term Side-effects: Regular users may experience migraines, but abstaining from the drug for several months will reverse the symptom.

Addiction: Non-Addictive.

Price: Neither ingredient is expensive in its raw form, but once treated and combined, an ounce of Goosegrass can go for up to 4 Galleons.

Rarity: Common.

Spoiler: Staghorn Mushrooms show
Found in forest regions throughout Europe, Staghorn mushrooms are a hallucinogen similar to the muggle equivalent, Psilocybin. They produce a range of effects from visual and auditory hallucinations, temporary synesthesia, spiritual experiences, and greater receptivity to Seer visions.

Source: Staghorn mushrooms can be purchased from apothecaries, but doing so requires a license issued by the Ministry to certain medical and educational facilities only. Alternatively, skilled herbologists may be able to grow or gather wild mushrooms.

Appearance: The thin, vivid-yellow mushrooms grow in clusters with small branchlets that resemble the horns of a stag.

Method of Consumption: Rubbery and flavourless, these mushrooms aren't a delicacy raw. They are generally added to food, or brewed into a tea with plenty of sugar.

Long-term Side-effects: Regular use over many years can result in liver damage, somnolence, and permanent synesthesia.

Addiction: Addictive.

Price: Approximately 4 Galleons 6 Sickles per pound of mushrooms, though they may go for more on the black market depending on availability.

Rarity: Uncommon.


LEGAL WIZARDING DRUGS

Spoiler: Alihotsy Leaves show
The leaves of the Alihotsy, or Hyena Tree, are known to cause uncontrollable laughter, mirth and hysteria. They are a key component of Laughing Potion, as well as a popular item for use in practical jokes.

Source: Alihotsy leaves can be purchased from apothecaries in Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, and they are added to several common consumables in the wizarding world, such as Alihotsy Ale and certain seasonal candies.

Appearance: Hand-sized, rubbery green leaves with perforations along the blades and brown veins.

Method of Consumption: Although Alihotsy can be consumed raw, the preferred method for a mild, enjoyable high is to steep the leaves in boiling water and inhale the steam. The resultant liquid mixture can also be added to drinks or food, but is bitter when served neat.

Long-term Side-effects: Individuals may experience muted emotions if they use Alihotsy on a regular basis, but casual users are unlikely to suffer this side-effect. In very rare cases, consuming Alihotsy leaves can cause an allergic reaction which may prove fatal if immediate medical intervention is not provided.

Addiction: Non-Addictive.

Price: Approximately 5 Sickles per leaf.

Rarity: Common.

Spoiler: Angel Wings show
A mixture of dried angel grass and tobacco, Angel Wings are mild cigarettes available in the wizarding world. They are known to be a calming agent that soothes the symptoms of anxiety and produces a marginal euphoric effect.

Source: Angel Wings are sold in packs of 10 or 20 from wizarding tobacconists in Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, as well as many other wizarding settlements worldwide. Individuals must be at least 17 years old to buy them.

Appearance: Packaged in a white and gold box featuring a pair of beating wings, the cigarettes themselves are merely distinguished by a gold filter with white brand calligraphy.

Method of Consumption: Smoked.

Long-term Side-effects: Organ damage, cancer, diminished sensory capacity (hearing and sight), colour-blindness, tinnitus.

Addiction: Addictive.

Price: Approximately 12 Sickles 2 Knuts for 20.

Rarity: Common.

Spoiler: Dragon Wisps show
Made of combination of dried knotgrass and lovage mixed with tobacco, Dragon Wisps are a popular brand of cigarettes in the wizarding world that are known to sharpen the perception and concentration of the smoker, making them a common choice of law enforcement and those with similarly dangerous occupations.

Source: Dragon Wisps are sold in packs of 10 or 20 from wizarding tobacconists in Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, as well as many other wizarding settlements worldwide. Individuals must be at least 17 years old to buy them.

Appearance: Packaged in a black and silver box featuring a moving dragon that breathes smoke rings, the cigarettes themselves are merely distinguished by a black filter with silver brand calligraphy.

Method of Consumption: Smoked.

Long-term Side-effects: Organ damage, cancer, dulled perception, attention deficit symptoms.

Addiction: Addictive.

Price: Approximately 14 Sickles 4 Knuts for 20.

Rarity: Common.

Spoiler: Elixir to Induce Euphoria show
Often prescribed for the treatment of effects due to long-term contact with Dementors - especially for guards who worked at Azkaban before and during the Second Wizarding War - as well trauma and PTSD, Euphoria Elixir is also popular as a party drug. It is a combination of shrivelfigs, porcupine quills, peppermint, sopophorus beans, and wormwood.

Source: This potion is not available for civilians to buy, but its ingredients are available for purchase from apothecaries throughout the wizarding world, and its production is taught during 6th year Potions class, making it relatively accessible for many witches and wizards. The only other legal means of acquiring it is by prescription from a licensed medical professional.

Appearance: Euphoria Elixir is a distinctive sunny yellow potion with a light, citrus scent.

Method of Consumption: The potion is ingested orally; it has a pleasant, sweet, slightly lemony flavour.

Long-term Side-effects: Regular users experience symptoms of depression and emotional numbness between doses.

Addiction: Addictive.

Price: The ingredients are inexpensive, and prescription elixir is free, but it can also be purchased on the black market from 3 Galleons for a 50ml vial.

Rarity: Uncommon.
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Re: Intoxicating Substances in the Wizarding World [WIP]

Postby Renny » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:53 am

Angel Grass Cigarettes
Source: Any shops selling tobacco based products of the Wizarding variety.
Appearance: The box is a gold packet with silver wings and beat from time to time, creating ripples in the back drop's coloration. The cigarette itself looks rather normal aside from the gold coloration of the filter.
Method of Consumption: Smoked
Effects: Angel grass, known for giving a heavenly if not rather euphoric feeling. A calming agent that eases headaches and general anxiety, and may have slight hallucinogenic effects involving a sharpening of coloration to ones vision, and the sound of angelic singing in the near off distance upon first inhalation. The general taste is sweet and light.
Long-term Side Effects: Lung damage, ear ringing, and distorted vision in regards to coloration appearing dull.
Addiction Level: Medium
Price: A pack: 3 sickles and 23 knuts ; A carton: 1 galleon, 8 sickles, 4 knuts
Rarity: Very Common
Comparability to Muggle drug? Nicotine with a hint of hallucinogen
Level of Illegality: Legal

Dragon Wisp Cigarettes
Source: Any shops selling tobacco based products of the Wizarding variety.
Appearance: A black box with a dragon logo on it that occasionally snorts smoke and breathes fire. The cigarette itself looks rather normal aside from the black filtered tip.
Method of Consumption: Smoked
Effects: Dragron Whisp destresses an individual in regard to their work load, by helping with concentration and innovation. Sharpening an individuals perception, it sparks the fires of creativity within an individual and creates clarity within their mind. Though the flavor is bold and robust, and the after taste a bit bitter. Warning though, if an individual is taken out of their zone they tend to be a bit irritable, best to light up another one hmm?
Long-term Side Effects: Lung damage, irritability, dulled perception
Addiction Level: Medium
Price: A pack: 3 sickles and 24 knuts ; A carton: 1 galleon, 8 sickles, 12 knuts
Rarity: Very Common
Comparability to Muggle drug? Adderall
Level of Illegality: Legal
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Re: Intoxicating Substances in the Wizarding World [WIP]

Postby Belle » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:50 am

Yo, this is updated and ready for review!
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Re: Intoxicating Substances in the Wizarding World

Postby twufoo » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:39 am

what do you think about these minor edits? i adjusted down the penalties a bit, rearranged a few drugs, and added a sentence in about the NPA (National Potion Association)

INTOXICATING SUBSTANCES IN THE WIZARDING WORLD
Written and compiled by Belle, with contributions from Niky, Renny, ---.


ALCOHOL


LEGISLATION

All venues serving alcohol must hold a valid license issued by the Department of Intoxicating Substances or be subject to fines, temporary or permanent closure, or jail time for the proprietor.

Legal drinking age for witches, wizards, and other beings is 17 years old.

BRANDS

The following are canonical brands produced and sold solely within the wizarding world. They are not available on the muggle market.







DRUGS


LEGISLATION

All drug-related matters are governed by the Department of Intoxicating Substances, who are in charge of issuing licenses to approved medical and educational facilities and individuals for the purchase or production of controlled substances. They also handle crimes involving possession, supply or production of illegal drugs by non-approved entities. Due to rigorous lobbying by the influential NPA (National Potion Association), the drug laws regarding potions and other mind-altering substances tend to be more lax than might otherwise be expected.

OffenceClass AClass BClass C
Possession 1+ years jailtime 200 Galleon fine 50 Galleon fine
Supply 5+ years jailtime 1+ years jailtime 200 Galleon fine
Production 10+ years jailtime 5+ years jailtime 1+ years jailtime


CLASS A WIZARDING DRUGS


Spoiler: Discord show
First introduced into the magical population in the mid-70's as Blackbane, Discord is a dangerous dissociative stimulant that causes vivid hallucinations, which manifest in some Seers as precognitive events. Known ingredients include wormwood, black beetle eyes, and baneberries, though the exact composition is not publicised. It is believed that Discord was originally an experimental drug developed by the Department of Mysteries for use in the First War, but this has been categorically denied by the Ministry.

Source: Discord can only be purchased on the black market, and there are few suppliers that carry it due to the high risk involved.

Appearance: Discord is sold in small cubes of golden-brown resin which resemble sugar lumps.

Method of Consumption: The resin may be ingested orally or crumbled and smoked in a pipe or vapouriser. It is smooth and rich to taste, with the consistency of halva.

Long-term Side-effects: Possible side-effects include organ failure, brain damage, chronic insomnia, ataxia, and anterograde amnesia. During periods of blackout whilst on the drug, users have been known to cause irreparable damage to themselves and others, including cannibalism, autocannibalism, manslaughter and suicide.

Addiction: Highly Addictive.

Price: A gram of resin, good for up to 12 hours of active effect, sells for approximately 8-10 Galleons, depending on location and dealer.

Rarity: Very rare.

Spoiler: Moonmellow show
In the years immediately following the First War, Moonmellow use began to take root among many surviving veterans due to its superior painkilling properties and apparent lack of side-effects. It is a strong magical opioid which blocks nerve reception as well as acting as a muscle relaxant, giving users immediate relief from the chronic pain of serious injuries with no loss of mental clarity. The exact ingredients of the drug are not well known, but it is thought to contain asphodel and valerian root, aconite flowers, and sopophorus beans. It is common knowledge that preparation of Moonmellow for sale requires a very skilled potioneer to avoid the mixture becoming poisonous.

Source: The substance is carried by most black market dealers in the UK, but may be difficult to acquire abroad.

Appearance: Moonmellow is a transparent, gaseous drug sold in small, crescent-shaped inhalers from which it takes its name. Dealers are known to stamp the inhalers with their own insignia.

Method of Consumption: The gas, which is slightly sweet and musty, is inhaled and held in the lungs for up to ten seconds until it has been absorbed into the bloodstream.

Long-term Side-effects: Unfortunately for users, pain relief comes at the cost of more long-term hypersensitivity, eventually increasing nerve trauma to debilitating levels and requiring higher doses of Moonmellow to treat. This process is irreversible, often leading to the death of the afflicted unless they can break the addiction and control the effects with some other form of pain management. Moonmellow can also result in respiratory failure from chronic use.

Addiction: Highly Addictive.

Price: Each inhaler is good for up to six hours of active effect, and goes for approximately 2 Galleons 8 Sickles. Inhalers can be returned to the dealer they were purchased from in return for a small (1-2 Sickle) discount on the next purchase.

Rarity: Rare.

Spoiler: Shade show
Believed to be produced in the Hollows, Shade is a very recent addition to the wizarding world's banned magical substances list. Due to its euphoric and stimulant properties, it gained immediately popularity on the party circuits of Eastern Europe from which it spread to Western Europe and the UK before the side-effects were well-known. It is rumoured to contain wormwood, shrivelfigs, and antimony, as well as bundimun secretion which is toxic and used almost exclusively in magical cleaning products. By far the most tempting aspect of Shade is the marked improvement in users' magical abilities whilst under the influence, leading to speculation that it was intended as a performance enhancer for Death Eater soldiers until the side-effects were deemed too dangerous to prove worthwhile.

Source: Unscrupulous dealers with links to the Hollows.

Appearance: An attractive, glittery black powder with small crystals.

Method of Consumption: Shade is most often snorted as it is an extremely bitter and disgusting-tasting substance. For a faster and more intense high, it may also be injected.

Long-term Side-effects: The initial side-effects include insomnia, chronic headaches, dry mouth, and tachycardia. However, addiction sets in almost immediately, and withdrawal becomes almost impossible to survive without medical intervention, lasting at least a month during which the user is in excruciating pain that is resistant to almost all types of magical and muggle painkillers. The only known survivors underwent repeated applications of the Palliare spell all over their body, which resulted in permanent nerve damage and ataxia. Alternatively, continued use will eventually result in lowered immune system, greater susceptibility to infections, gangrene in extremities, and multiple organ failure.

Addiction: Highly Addictive.

Price: Shade's relatively low price point is its biggest draw, with a gram going for approximately 1 Galleon 3 Sickles.

Rarity: Uncommon.


CLASS B WIZARDING DRUGS

Spoiler: Amortentia show
The most powerful love potion in the world, Amortentia produces feelings of obsession and infatuation in the drinker directed to the person who administered it. Due to the fact that it removes the individual's free will, much like the Imperius Curse, Amortentia is illegal in the wizarding world and most witches and wizards will only ever encounter it as part of their potions education.

Source: The Love Room in the Department of Mysteries has a fountain of Amortentia. Skilled potioneers may be capable of making this potion as well, though only those licensed by the Ministry may do so legally.

Appearance: Amortentia is described as having a distinctive mother of pearl sheen and spiral steam that smells different for everyone based on what they find specifically attractive.

Method of Consumption: Amortentia may be drunk in potion form, or small doses may be administered to any consumable item. It is pleasantly sweet to taste, so is most often added to candy.

Long-term Side-effects: Individuals under the thrall of a love potion are incapable of focusing on anything other than their obsessive attachment, and may starve to death, dehydrate, or forget to perform numerous other necessary tasks if not directed to do so by the person they are infatuated with. Those who have been forcibly given Amortentia for long periods of time eventually become emotionally numbed and incapable of emotional fulfilment, leading to chronic depression. Therapy has been shown to be ineffective at treating the symptoms of long-term love potion abuse.

Addiction: Non-addictive.

Price: A single 50ml vial of Amortentia may sell from 25 Galleons upwards on the black market. It costs considerably less to make, but potioneers with requisite level of skill are few and far between.

Rarity: Very rare.

Spoiler: Nox show
A type of relaxant that alleviates the symptoms of anxiety, PTSD, and seizures, Nox is another drug popular among war veterans. Dependency forms quickly, and unfortunately, it results in slowed response times and physical impairment whilst under the influence, making it a disastrous choice for law enforcement. Brewed from bat spleen, dragon blood, belladonna, and flobberworm mucus, it is particularly effective in conjunction with Dreamless Sleep for treating cases of severe trauma.

Source: Most dealers worldwide offer Nox in some form.

Appearance: An amber liquid provided in dark tinted bottles with a small dropper.

Method of Consumption: 1-2 drops of Nox are applied directly to the tongue. It tastes strongly of licorice.

Long-term Side-effects: Regular use can result in black spots developing on the tongue, as well as retrograde amnesia. Additionally, Nox overdose is both common and fatal without medical intervention.

Addiction: Highly Addictive.

Price: Nox is sold in 10ml bottles for 5 Galleons.

Rarity: Uncommon.

Spoiler: Pixie Dust show
A well-known mental stimulant, Pixie Dust is a favourite of those in high-pressure occupations who require enhanced performance without the risk of hallucination. A preparation of armadillo bile, doxy eggs, and dragon claw, it is easy to make but requires up to three months of brewing and drying before it is suitable for consumption. Pixie Dust provides heightened mental acuity, wakefulness, problem solving, and - in large quantities - suppression of fear response.

Source: An American drug originally, Pixie Dust has only come to the UK in the last five years, and is offered by a select few dealers.

Appearance: Pixie Dust is a granular powder that comes in a rainbow of different colours which correspond to the strength and duration of the drug.

Method of Consumption: It is sold in little sealed tubes of rice paper that are intended to be eaten whole.

Long-term Side-effects: Regular, excessive use can result in damage to the adrenal system and brain.

Addiction: Addictive.

Price: Packet price varies by colour, between 13 Sickles and 2 Galleons.

Rarity: Uncommon.


CLASS C WIZARDING DRUGS

Spoiler: Billywig Stings show
Originating in Australia, Billywigs are insects whose sting can cause levitation which is considered a fun game for children to engage in. However, when dried and mixed with scarab beetle powder, they also provide a euphoric psychological high, and feelings of happiness and wellbeing.

Source: Scarab beetles are a Class B Tradeable good and require a license to buy. It is generally cheaper to purchase pre-mixed Stings from dealers.

Appearance: Stings start out as bright sapphire blue, before becoming a darker purple colour during the drying and mixing process.

Method of Consumption: Stings are generally ground up, mixed with tobacco, and smoked.

Long-term Side-effects: Excessive use can result in uncontrollable levitation and inability to regulate emotion and behaviour. Side effects tend to disappear after about six months.

Addiction: Addictive.

Price: An ounce of Stings sells for 5-6 Galleons.

Rarity: Common.

Spoiler: Geminiglo show
The magical Adderall for the masses, this odd combination of gillyweed, dragonfly thorax, and jobberknoll feather is a mental booster beloved and abused by students all over the wizarding world. Geminiglo allows users to retain a huge number of facts, spells, and other knowledge through temporary photographic memory recall.

Source: Though challenging to make, Geminiglo is quick to produce and can be acquired from most dealers, and particularly those that target schoolchildren.

Appearance: This drug comes as a small, triangular green pill.

Method of Consumption: Placed under the tongue, the pill fizzes and froths, filling the user's mouth with a large quantity of sea green foam which must be swallowed to activate the effects. It tastes vaguely minty, like toothpaste.

Long-term Side-effects: Excessive use - more than five pills a week over several months - can show up as a green sheen on the teeth, and results in forgetfulness and cognitive impairment. These effects can take up to a year to reverse.

Addiction: Addictive.

Price: Approximately 1 Galleon and 15 Sickles per pill, though they can be as expensive as 3 Galleons during exam season.

Rarity: Common.

Spoiler: Flit show
Flit is a strong aphrodisiac that heightens arousal and sexual appetite, as well as enhancing the user's sexual experiences. It is a combination of flitterbloom, stinging lotus, pearl dust, and powdered moonstone that earned its classification due to the fact that it eliminates even the most basic social inhibitions of the user.

Source: While all the ingredients can be purchased from apothecaries, the specific mixture and setting spells are a closely-guarded secret of the potioneer that created it. The drug may be acquired from a select few dealers in the UK, Europe, Australia, and the USA.

Appearance: Flit is a transparent, viscous liquid with a distinctive purple tint believed to be added in the post-processing stage to discourage unwitting consumption.

Method of Consumption: A designer drug in every sense of the word, Flit can be consumed in a number of ways. It is popular as a body paint and lubricant, as well as an additive to alcoholic drinks and certain desserts.

Long-term Side-effects: Regular users may experience sexual dysfunction, reduced sensitivity, arrhythmia, and chronic headaches.

Addiction: Non-Addictive.

Price: A 50ml vial sells for 5-7 Galleons depending on level of demand - which spikes around holidays, particularly Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve.

Rarity: Rare.

Spoiler: Honey Mist show
An exciting new drug on the market, Honey Mist allows multiple participants to share a simultaneous vision based on a set of parameters defined by the group beforehand. It is not recommended for more than four people, as any mental deviation from the parameters can result in temporary psychosis and horrifying, uncontrollable hallucinations. Honey Mist is speculated to contain powdered bicorn horn, fairy wings, and fluxweed, among other ingredients - but no one outside Ruby Mortimer's employ really knows for sure.

Source: Available from dealers throughout Asia and Europe, with new locations being added frequently.

Appearance: A gold-tinted, transparent, gaseous substance which is heavier than air.

Method of Consumption: Honey Mist is inhaled through the mouth where it disburses into the lungs.

Long-term Side-effects: Despite its lack of side-effects, Honey Mist gained a classification due to some serious accidents taking place whilst users were under the influence. Since the hallucinations are completely immersive, awareness to the dangers of the real world isn't present during the trip.

Addiction: Non-Addictive.

Price: A single vial good for 2 people sells for 2 Galleons 12 Sickles, though new users often receive discounts.

Rarity: Uncommon.

Spoiler: Staghorn Mushrooms show
Found in forest regions throughout Europe, Staghorn mushrooms are a hallucinogen similar to the muggle equivalent, Psilocybin. They produce a range of effects from visual and auditory hallucinations, temporary synesthesia, spiritual experiences, and greater receptivity to Seer visions.

Source: Staghorn mushrooms can be purchased from apothecaries, but doing so requires a license issued by the Ministry to certain medical and educational facilities only. Alternatively, skilled herbologists may be able to grow or gather wild mushrooms.

Appearance: The thin, vivid-yellow mushrooms grow in clusters with small branchlets that resemble the horns of a stag.

Method of Consumption: Rubbery and flavourless, these mushrooms aren't a delicacy raw. They are generally added to food, or brewed into a tea with plenty of sugar.

Long-term Side-effects: Regular use over many years can result in liver damage, somnolence, and permanent synesthesia.

Addiction: Addictive.

Price: Approximately 4 Galleons 6 Sickles per pound of mushrooms, though they may go for more on the black market depending on availability.

Rarity: Uncommon.


LEGAL WIZARDING DRUGS

Spoiler: Alihotsy Leaves show
The leaves of the Alihotsy, or Hyena Tree, are known to cause uncontrollable laughter, mirth and hysteria. They are a key component of Laughing Potion, as well as a popular item for use in practical jokes.

Source: Alihotsy leaves can be purchased from apothecaries in Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, and they are added to several common consumables in the wizarding world, such as Alihotsy Ale and certain seasonal candies.

Appearance: Hand-sized, rubbery green leaves with perforations along the blades and brown veins.

Method of Consumption: Although Alihotsy can be consumed raw, the preferred method for a mild, enjoyable high is to steep the leaves in boiling water and inhale the steam. The resultant liquid mixture can also be added to drinks or food, but is bitter when served neat.

Long-term Side-effects: Individuals may experience muted emotions if they use Alihotsy on a regular basis, but casual users are unlikely to suffer this side-effect. In very rare cases, consuming Alihotsy leaves can cause an allergic reaction which may prove fatal if immediate medical intervention is not provided.

Addiction: Non-Addictive.

Price: Approximately 5 Sickles per leaf.

Rarity: Common.

Spoiler: Angel Wings show
A mixture of dried angel grass and tobacco, Angel Wings are mild cigarettes available in the wizarding world. They are known to be a calming agent that soothes the symptoms of anxiety and produces a marginal euphoric effect.

Source: Angel Wings are sold in packs of 10 or 20 from wizarding tobacconists in Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, as well as many other wizarding settlements worldwide. Individuals must be at least 17 years old to buy them.

Appearance: Packaged in a white and gold box featuring a pair of beating wings, the cigarettes themselves are merely distinguished by a gold filter with white brand calligraphy.

Method of Consumption: Smoked.

Long-term Side-effects: Organ damage, cancer, diminished sensory capacity (hearing and sight), colour-blindness, tinnitus.

Addiction: Addictive.

Price: Approximately 12 Sickles 2 Knuts for 20.

Rarity: Common.

Spoiler: Dragon Wisps show
Made of combination of dried knotgrass and lovage mixed with tobacco, Dragon Wisps are a popular brand of cigarettes in the wizarding world that are known to sharpen the perception and concentration of the smoker, making them a common choice of law enforcement and those with similarly dangerous occupations.

Source: Dragon Wisps are sold in packs of 10 or 20 from wizarding tobacconists in Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, as well as many other wizarding settlements worldwide. Individuals must be at least 17 years old to buy them.

Appearance: Packaged in a black and silver box featuring a moving dragon that breathes smoke rings, the cigarettes themselves are merely distinguished by a black filter with silver brand calligraphy.

Method of Consumption: Smoked.

Long-term Side-effects: Organ damage, cancer, dulled perception, attention deficit symptoms.

Addiction: Addictive.

Price: Approximately 14 Sickles 4 Knuts for 20.

Rarity: Common.

Spoiler: Elixir to Induce Euphoria show
Often prescribed for the treatment of effects due to long-term contact with Dementors - especially for guards who worked at Azkaban before and during the Second Wizarding War - as well trauma and PTSD, Euphoria Elixir is also popular as a party drug. It is a combination of shrivelfigs, porcupine quills, peppermint, sopophorus beans, and wormwood.

Source: This potion is not available for civilians to buy, but its ingredients are available for purchase from apothecaries throughout the wizarding world, and its production is taught during 6th year Potions class, making it relatively accessible for many witches and wizards. The only other legal means of acquiring it is by prescription from a licensed medical professional.

Appearance: Euphoria Elixir is a distinctive sunny yellow potion with a light, citrus scent.

Method of Consumption: The potion is ingested orally; it has a pleasant, sweet, slightly lemony flavour.

Long-term Side-effects: Regular users experience symptoms of depression and emotional numbness between doses.

Addiction: Addictive.

Price: The ingredients are inexpensive, and prescription elixir is free, but it can also be purchased on the black market from 3 Galleons for a 50ml vial.

Rarity: Uncommon.

Spoiler: Goosegrass show
A pleasant psychotropic drug, Goosegrass - a combination of its titular plant, and silverweed - a considered good Sunday night smoke, and is largely socially acceptable in wizarding society. Though mostly free of negative side-effects, it is known to lower inhibition and can result in mild hallucinations that may interfere with magic use.

Source: The ingredients can be purchased from most apothecaries or collected by knowledgeable herbologists, but they require a complicated and time-consuming refinement process that is beyond most casual users. It is generally considered easier to purchase directly from dealers.

Appearance: Pale gold filaments with brighter gold flecks, like a particularly fancy tobacco.

Method of Consumption: Goosegrass is intended to be smoked, though some users prefer to chew it.

Long-term Side-effects: Regular users may experience migraines, but abstaining from the drug for several months will reverse the symptom.

Addiction: Non-Addictive.

Price: Neither ingredient is expensive in its raw form, but once treated and combined, an ounce of Goosegrass can go for up to 4 Galleons.

Rarity: Common.
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Re: Intoxicating Substances in the Wizarding World (Draft)

Postby twufoo » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:07 am

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Vaporizers and Vaping

Witches and wizards have been vaping for years, long before e-cigs hit the muggle markets. These devices use magic to transmute the regular types of grass, tobacco, etc. in a cigarette into a concentrated liquid that is purified, mixed with a base fog-making liquid, and vaporized instead, thus eliminating the need for actual combustion. Instead, the transmuted substance glows heatlessly, in a way that mimics the appearance of conventional smoking, as it is slowly turned to the liquid.

There are three popular models of vaporizers. Vaporettes are usually sleek, minimal, and shaped like cigarette holders, compatible with regular cigarettes. Vipars are chunky cigar-shaped objects that can be unscrewed to load a rolled joint into them so that it's completely encased in its tube. Vipes are pipe vaporizers where the smoked substance is packed into the bowl.

Though often panned by purists, vaping has been become popular in some groups (hitwizards particularly) due to it being less health adverse than regular smoking.
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