Dextromethorphan......more commonly known as DXM. DXM is the main active ingredient in nearly all cough medicines. People tend to consider this a "teenager's drug." I must say that, while drinking cough syrup to get high (NOT drunk - that is a common misconception) is a teenager thing to do, the drug itself is far, far more than "another high."
I am in no way endosing its use, nor am I claiming it to be safe. I have been addicted to the out-of-body and otherworldly effects starting at 17 (My 25th birthday was a month ago). However, the new perspectives, great insights, and inner visions would fade away after a few hundred trips / a few years. This left me with a physical high, very heavy / off-balance feeling, and pretty extreme nausea. That's more or less it. Yet, for some ******* reason, I still use it. I know I will not have a breakthrough psychedelic expereince like I did when I was younger, but apparently there's still something about the feeling DXM gives me that I subconsciously love... Aside from the substance, I love to think, learn, and examine... Being on it, I felt like a living supercomputer (If you've never done it, then that reference is gonna sound really nerdy.. but I'm a lil' bit of that, too, lol.)
I wouldn't mind doing it as often as I do - I've cut down drastically to once or twice per month - except for the fact that I know, and have know for a while, that it is doing horrible things to my liver, kidneys, and stomach. I am conscious of this. I'm also usually rather rational, but I can't figure out why the **** I don't just stop using it?!
As a side note, I have wanted to submit a story or a lil piece about DXM for a whiiiile.. (maybe to erowid.org) and never felt right doing it. I think I like EP. :]