Abuse of the Drug
DMT is extremely difficult to gain access to (and quite expensive), and therefore is more of a ‘delicacy’ among frequent hallucinogen users. It is most commonly abused among 18-25 year olds, but even among them, only 0.2% report having used it within the last year (SAMHSA, 2006 NSDUH). Local law enforcement and therapists say that reports and incidents involving the drug are quite rare.
“The drug exists, and therefore is
something that we should be aware of
and alerted to; but the cost and difficulty in getting your hands on the substance, as
well as available data on use patterns,
suggest that it’s probably rare that anyone
but heavy hallucinogen users are
doing more than experimenting with it.”
Logan Reid – Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (Southwest Behavioral Health Center)
Common Slang Terms
DMT is most often smoked through a glass pipe. Note the tinfoil covering the top, or the glass cap/plug. This is to prevent the vapors from escaping into the air, channeling them down the pipe to the smoker.
Hallucinogen paraphernalia also include vibrant lights and visual art and fragrances that are “psychedelic” in nature.