A powerful stimulant that has amphetamine-like stimulant effects similar to speed
This drug appears to be no longer widely used
- Ivory wave
- Purple wave
What does it look like?
2-DPMP is reported as white or off-white powder. It is likely that related compounds, such as D2PM and diphenylmethylpyrrolidine, will have a similar appearance and cost, but there is limited information at this time to confirm this.
2-DPMP is a powerful stimulant that has been found in the product Ivory Wave. It was taken as a legal high and has amphetamine-like stimulant effects similar to speed.
2-DPMP effects can be both powerful and long-lasting, with effects that can last as long as 5 to 7 days – some users have had to go to hospital for help.
The related compounds D2PM and diphenylmethylpyrrolidine are also stimulants, with similar effects and risks to 2-DPMP.
2-DPMP and related compounds are usually snorted like cocaine or swallowed/bombed in wraps of paper.
How does it make you feel?
There has been limited research of 2-DPMP, but the studies that have been carried out indicate that it is a very potent amphetamine-type stimulant.
2-DPMP is a long-lasting drug, capable of causing severe agitation, which can last for several days after a single dose.
Taking 2-DPMP or related compounds can induce:
- Feelings of euphoria, alertness, talkativeness and feelings of empathy
- Chest pains, anxiety, insomnia, severe agitation, hallucinations and paranoia
How long the effects last and the drug stays in your system depends on how much you’ve taken, your size and what other drugs you may have also taken.
Physical health risks
Taking any drug involve risks. As well as damaging your health, you can damage the relationships you have with your family, friends, school or employer; and so can damage your lifestyle.
Here’s what 2-DPMP and the related compounds could do to you:
It can be toxic to the brain, causing overstimulation of the nervous system, with agitation and hallucinations, or causing fits.
It can cause overstimulation of the heart; and there are reports of altered blood pressure.
Potentially dangerous rises in body temperature have been noted and there may be a risk of kidney failure.
You could end up in hospital or worse.
Mental health risks
It can cause mood swings and feelings of anxiety, aggression and paranoia.
What is 2-DPMP cut with?
When you buy 2-DPMP or related compounds, you can never be sure that it hasn’t been cut with something else.
Is it dangerous to mix with other drugs?
Mixing drugs is always risky but some mixtures are more dangerous than others.
What happens if I mix 2-DPMP and
Can you get addicted?
There is little direct information about 2-DPMP and related compounds. But as it is similar to amphetamines, it is very likely that regular use can become compulsive and can create a state of psychological and physical dependence.
This is a Class B drug, which means it’s illegal to have for yourself, give away or sell.
Possession can get you up to 5 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both.
Supplying someone else, even your friends, can get you up to 14 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both.
Like drink-driving, driving when high is dangerous and illegal. If you’re caught driving under the influence, you may receive a heavy fine, driving ban, or prison sentence.
If the police catch people supplying illegal drugs in a home, club, bar or hostel, they can potentially prosecute the landlord, club owner or any other person concerned in the management of the premises.
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What to do in an emergency
If you or someone else needs urgent help after taking drugs or drinking, call 999 for an ambulance. Tell the crew everything you know. It could save their life.What else to do in an emergency