What is Zaza?

ZaZa, Tia, or also known as Tianna is a drug called Tianeptine. Tianeptine is a drug that has continued to gain popularity across the United States. ZaZa is a synthetic drug that works like an opioid, and is federally legal. A handful of states have banned or scheduled this drug, the most recent state being Tennessee as of July 2022.  Many opioid seekers have shared that the withdrawal symptoms from ZaZa can be worse than, or as extreme as normal street level opioids including Heroin. Some will use Tianeptine to blunt opioid withdrawal symptoms, and as a way to self medicate. ZaZa is sold over the counter in many states and can be found in gas stations, smoke shops, and even as shockingly as a shopping mall on the east coast I visited. On the other hand, I have never found a package labeled Tianeptine in a retail store because Tianeptine generally goes under other names. A common question about Tianeptine is will it show up on a standard drug panel? To answer, Tianeptine can be tested for, but is a specific drug test and not generally flagged in a standard drug panel. I have received several emails from groups who did begin testing for ZaZa, and have flagged this drug on youth and adult drug testing.