2C-E is a synthetic psychedelic. It’s very uncommon and doesn’t have a long history of human use. The drug is commonly referred to as Europa. This drug has gained recent popularity among those who use psychedelics. The 2C chemical family was developed in the 1970s and 1980s by Alexander Shulgin, a psychopharmacologist known for popularizing Ecstasy.
2C-E or “Europa” first became popular in the USA around the early 2000s. It was known mostly as a club or party drug. Europa comes in both pill and powder form and it’s usually taken orally. However, some may choose to snort the powder. The total duration of the trip can be anywhere from six to nine hours although it may last up to 12 hours.
Europa is still legal in the U.S.A. – though many of its cousins have been criminalized (2C-B and 2C-T-7). The drug can be bought online as a “research chemical”. Hypothetically, you could order it online and have it shipped practically anywhere in the U.S.
Side effects of Europa include a euphoric sense of well being, opened and closed eyed visuals (often described as seeing fractals), and an increased awareness of the senses. On a more negative note, sC-E also increases heart rate, causes muscle and jaw tension, dizziness, confusion, paranoia, fear, and even life changing experiences that may even change your personality. Europa is similar to LSD.
Unfortunately, not many people are familiar with this drug and they believe that it isn’t harmful. However, that is simply not true. As we learn more about this “research chemical”, we will be able to study its effects and hopefully educate the public about this uncommon drug.
Contributed by Guest Blogger Brandon Mahaffey