AET is a short-acting synthetic psychedelic, stimulant and entactogen of the tryptamine chemical class. In 1961 it was sold as a pharmaceutical antidepressant under the name Monase. AET gained recreational popularity as a designer drug in the 1980s. By 1993 its distribution and use was restricted and it was registered as a Schedule I drug in the United States.
AET is a releasing agent of serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. It has similar effects to that of MDMA (Ecstasy). The average active dose of AET is 100 – 160 mg. Users will experience an onset of effects within 30 – 90 minutes. The duration of effects lasting 4 – 6 hours.
AET was initially synthesized to be a antidepressant under the brand name of Monase. Due to its psychedelic, stimulant and entactogen the use of AET became restricted in the United State. Drug abusers began using AET for recreational purposes. AET produces similar effects to MDMA, producing feelings of euphoria, increased senses and mild hallucinations.
AET is a Schedule I controlled substance. This means that the manufacturing, distribution, and use of AET is illegal unless licensed.
AET Signs and Symptoms
When taking AET the user will be experiencing mild hallucinations, as well as a sense of euphoria and increased senses. When they are high they will seem disconnected. Their pupils may be dilated, accelerated heart rate and erratic mood changes. The effects of AET are short, lasting only 4 to 6 hours. Once the effects of AET are gone the user will crave more, to recreate its euphoric effects.
Regular misuse of AET can result in the individual developing a tolerance, requiring larger doses to achieve the desired effects. As the dose increases, along with the regularity of its use, a dependency to AET may develop. This causes the individual too fee overwhelmed by the urge to use AET. When abruptly stopping its use they may experience unpleasant symptoms of withdrawal.
AET Addiction Treatment
When a person is addicted to AET they feel overwhelmed by the urge to use the drug, when they do not they experience unpleasant symptoms of withdrawal. For more AET addicts they require addiction treatment to work through the physical and psychological dependency they have developed.
Addiction treatment for AET typically begins with detox to cleanse the body of the chemicals and toxins related to drug abuse. Once the individual is past the physical dependency they have developed to AET they will then continue on to work through their psychological dependency with a wide array of counseling and therapeutic exercises. With the proper addiction treatment services they will be able to overcome their AET addiction successfully.