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6-MAM is an opioid drug extracted from the opium plants, especially from the seed pods in the southeast and southwest Asia, Mexico, and Columbia. 6-MAM produces a fast-reacting euphoric effect on the body, and hence it has greater chances of both psychological and physical dependency. 6-MAM is called by the street names - Big H, Thunder, Smack, Chiva, etc., and they appear in brown, white, and black (black tar 6-MAM) colors.

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6-MAM Abuse

6-MAM is one of the most popular drugs among recreational users. A slight overdose or abuse of the drug may lead to harmful effects and consequences, even death. Repeated 6-MAM usage may cause physiological and psychological changes that will lead to long-term neural and hormonal changes that are hard to reverse. The U.S Government has listed the drug under Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.

Effects of 6-MAM Abuse

Short term effects

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Rough and patchy skin
  • Loss or numbness in motor organs
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Mild to severe itching
  • Confusion and aggression.
  • Lack of consciousness

Long term effects

  • Hypoxia
  • Insomnia
  • Collapse of veins and blood vessels due to repeated injection
  • Tissue damage for those who snort it through their nose
  • Infection
  • Abscesses
  • Diarrhea
  • Liver and Kidney Damage
  • Pneumonia or other lung diseases
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Lack of sexual drive for men
  • Improper menstrual cycles for women


Naloxone treatment would be the best binding way to treat 6-MAM and other opioid addiction. Naloxone will bind to the brain receptors and remove the opioid receptors from the brain.

To prevent withdrawal symptoms, the FDA-approved lofexidine will be helpful to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms. For some abusers, a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone are used. They both have the same level of effectiveness

Detection of 6-MAM

Detection in ng/mL

Detection Window

200 ng/mL (Urine)

Maximum of 1 to 4 days

The drug can stay in your system for a maximum of 4 to 5 days after your last consumption. It can show in the urine even if the effects have worn off. If you are about to give a urine drug test, use home-based urine drug testing kits to know about the levels of 6-MAM in your urine.


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