Methedrome is also known as Mephedrone and Mephedrome

Methedrome Methedrome is also known as Mephedrone,  Mephedrome, 4-Methylmethcathinone, 4-MMC, MMCAT, MEOW, MCAT, MEAOW, Bubbles and Plant Feeder. It is most commonly known on the street as ‘bubble’, other names for the drug are “drone” and “meow meow”. Mephedrone which can be bought over the internet is most commonly sold as a white powder (costing…

Alcohol Information

What is alcohol? Please watch the video’s below to help highlight the dangers of drinking in Men and Women. The Dangers of Alcohol in Men The Dangers of Alcohol in Women Alcohol is found in drinks such as beer, lager, cider, wine, alco pops and spirits (whisky, vodka, gin, rum). All alcoholic drinks contain ethanol…

EDDP – Metabolite of Methadone

EDDP is the most important metabolite of methadone. It is excreted in the bile and urine together with the other metabolite EMPD. EDDP is formed by N-demthylation and cyclisation of methadone in the liver. The part of the unchanged excreted methadone is variable and depends on the urine’s pH value, dose, and the patient’s metabolism.…

Drug Classification

The 1971 Act (amended through the Criminal justice 2003 Act, which came into effect in 2004) divides drugs into three classes depending on the degree of harm deemed attributable to each drug. In turn the maximum penalties for being convicted of an offence under the Act are fixed according to the class of drug. The…

Subutex

What is Subutex? Subutex or buprenorphine, which is its trade name, is one of a number of synthetic opiates that are manufactured for medical use and have similar effects to heroin and morphine. Subutex is mainly used today as a substitute for heroin, in an attempt to relieve some of the problems associated with heroin…

Stimulants

The most commonly used stimulants are amphetamines and cocaine. Cocaine is derived from the leaf of the coca plant (Erythroxylum Coca) and amphetamines are manufactured both legally and illegally. Most recently, the recreational use of Ecstasy has become common, particularly among young people who follow the club scene. Drugs include: Drug name Street name Amphetamine sulphate Speed Cocaine…

Professional Drug Information

Providing information on specific drugs and how they are used. This list is designed to benefit professionals who work with drug users and would like more information on the non-therapeutic use of drugs. There are seven sub-sections, corresponding to the seven major drug groups: For each sub-section the main drugs are listed and hyper linked…

Phencyclidine

What is phencyclidine? Phencyclidine or PCP for short is a synthetic drug with stimulant and hallucinogenic properties. PCP became widely used in America in the 70’s as a street drug, it is quite a rare drug in the UK. Street names for PCP include angel dust, peace pill, rocket fuel and elephant tranquilliser. PCP is…

Over-the counter (OTC) medicines

Description There are many medicines that can be bought without prescription (OTC) and have potential for abuse. These mood-altering preparations fall into three categories corresponding to their similarity to either opiates, stimulants or sedatives. Only the most commonly used are mentioned here. Opiate type These OTC medicines contain opiate-like substances. They are designed to suppress the coughing reflex. Some…

Miscellaneous Substances

Other drugs   Amiltriptyline This is a tricyclic anti-depressant with sedative properties and is used for the treatment of depression with associated anxiety. It is prescribed both as a generic medicine and under the brand names Lentizol (Park Davies), Triptafen (Farley), Triptifen M (A and H) and Tryptizol (Morson). It is available in tablet and capsule…

Drug Testing Information

Watch the effects of Cannabis Drugs are everywhere around us and most parents worry about their child becoming involved with drugs. Parents often feel they don’t know enough about drugs to help prevent their child from coming to harm. In this section of our site, there are basic details on the most commonly used drugs…

Buprenorphine Device Tests

What is buprenorphine? Buprenorphine or subutex, which is its trade name, is one of a number of synthetic opiates that are manufactured for medical use and have similar effects to heroin and morphine. Buprenorphine is mainly used today as a substitute for heroin, in an attempt to relieve some of the problems associated with heroin…