Crux is a new drug starting to make its rounds. Its apparently innocuous effects, make it the prefect party drug as the risk of addiction is low. Truth is its a Drug like any other, and most users end up with a mild addiction after a couple of uses, with the severity often increasing with each new high. Before the addict knows it, he/she feels as if he/she can’t function without it. When ingested, the drug will typically take up to five minutes to take effect. If administered directly to the bloodstream effects can be within minutes, and up to ten minutes with most other methods of delivery. A human with a low endurance may experience a faster high onset than some one with a high endurance popping a pill. Once the drug enters the bloodstream, users will experience an initial euphoric high and general sense of well-being not unlike cocaine. Crux’s scrotonin stimulators produce mild hallucinations that embellish what the user sees and feels, making them somewhat disoriented and suggestible. Additionally, the dopamine rush produces a numbing effect that can allow users to tolerate more abuse than normal, often with accompanying feelings of imperviousness. For this reason, it has been used as a party drug, a pre-gang-fight drug, and sometimes a date-rape drug.
Over time, addicts develop such problems as insomnia, apathy, depression, loss of appetite, psychosis, schizophrenia, anhedonia (loss of ability to feel pleasure), and severe weight loss. Strangely, most of these side-eff ects also plague those in withdrawal. Addicts also develop tolerance to intense sensations and pursue the next hit in order to feel anything at all. It takes greater doses of the drug to produce the same effects they remember from their earliest uses. A burnout resembles a nearly unresponsive ghost of themselves, seemingly withered from the inside out, and may indulge in forms of self-abuse (like cutting) or extremely dangerous and risky behavior in a desperate effort to make themselves feel something when not on the drug. Hardcore addicts and abusers can accrue additional long term secondary effects such as fugue states (lost time and memory), some trance-like or mesmerized states, and temporary personality changes ranging from mild to radical.
Duration: (10-Endurance) hours, minimum 1 hour.
Street Value: $50 – $250 per fix