New Party Drug Named ‘Pink Cocaine’ Raises Concern

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According to the Study published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Party drug trends are ever-evolving, with new substances emerging and gaining popularity. One such newcomer is “Tuci,” distinct from 2C-B and unrelated to actor Stanley Tucci, despite the confusing nomenclature. Tuci is making waves in South America and gradually infiltrating the scenes in the United States and Europe.

Here, we delve into what you need to know about this enigmatic party drug. Tuci is essentially a blend of various drugs, and its composition can vary significantly depending on its source. Despite being dubbed “pink cocaine” by some, it contains none of the renowned white powder associated with traditional cocaine. Tuci is typically consumed by snorting it in bumps or lines, like the method for cocaine. 

VICE, a media outlet, conducted a documentary expedition to Medellin, Colombia, where Tuci originated, to uncover its production process. The documentary crew visited a clandestine lab where they learned that Tuci could be concocted by mixing combinations of ketamine, MDMA, LSD, and methamphetamines, all blended with pink food coloring to give it its distinctive hue. 

What is particularly alarming is that, at times, Tuci is adulterated with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is potentially lethal. In essence, the composition of Tuci is a chemical puzzle, and users have no way of knowing what they are ingesting. The creator of Tuci, interviewed by VICE, confessed that the choice of the drug’s pink color was a marketing strategy. “The pink color seems harmless. That is what attracts people to it,” she explained. 

The Tab also reported that It’s worth noting that the so-called “Queen of Tuci” refrains from using the product herself. She acknowledged the detrimental effects of Tuci on the central nervous system and revealed the cynical business approach: “We know the harm it does to the central nervous system. What we manage to do here is to get people hooked and keep them there to become potential clients. We don’t care about what happens to their family or house. We simply sell, and they consume.” 

During the VICE documentary, the presenter reluctantly succumbed to pressure and tried a bump Tuci. He described the effects as “trippy, euphoric, and dissociative.” However, the unpredictability of Tuci’s composition means that users may experience different sensations with each batch, highlighting the inherent risks of consumption. One of the major concerns with Tuci is the lack of consistency in its composition, making it nearly impossible for users to know what they are getting.

Pill Report, an Instagram platform that provides information about drugs, issued a warning, stating that what dealers sell as Tuci is often a blend of ketamine and MDMA, lacking the elusive 2C-B component. Furthermore, lab tests frequently identify caffeine, 3-MMC, and other synthetic substances in Tuci samples. The quantities of each substance can vary significantly from one batch to another, making it a gamble for users.

In some places, Tuci is even referred to as “dealers’ leftovers,” as it is essentially a mix of whatever remnants are found at the bottom of a bag, dyed pink to enhance its visual appeal. Considering the uncertainties surrounding Tuci, caution is paramount for those considering experimenting with this drug. Experts advise starting with a small dose and waiting to observe its effects. After all, when dealing with Tuci, it could be virtually anything, and the last thing anyone wants is to have a negative experience, especially in crowded party settings. 

For individuals seeking safer alternatives or those interested in verifying the contents of their substances, resources like The Loop’s website provide information on how to get drugs tested. Additionally, platforms like Pill Report offer home-testing kits and valuable insights into the drugs currently circulating in the market. In conclusion, Tuci’s emergence as a party drug presents significant concerns due to its unpredictable composition and potential risks to users’ health and safety.

Its popularity in South America, combined with its spreading influence in the United States and Europe, calls for heightened awareness and vigilance within the party and recreational drug scene. As always, responsible decision-making and informed choices are crucial to safeguarding individual well-being in the face of evolving drug trends. 



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