AKA: PEP pills, Diablo, Nemesis, A2, Frenzy, Legal E.
A synthetic stimulant drug with the chemical name 1-benzylpiperazine. Originally used as a worming treatment for animals. Legally sold as soil fertilizer. Originally sold as a safe alternative to speed, methamphetamine and ecstasy.
> BZP is illegal.
> Class C under the Misuse of Drugs Act (1971) since December 2009
> Illegal to possess (maximum penalty two years in jail) or supply (maximum penalty 14 years in jail).
Loss of appetite, increased heart rate, tingling skin and flushing. 50-200 mg doses can lead to a sense of euphoria and increased alertness. Sense of taste, sound and colour may be enhanced. Effects can last between four to eight hours, depending on doseage, mood, etc.
Insomnia for up to 10 hours after the effects have subsided. Hangover effects include headache, fatigue, reduced appetite and nausea. Tolerance develops. BZP can overstimulate the brain, causing anxiety and convulsions in some cases.
Little is known of the long-term effect of BZP.