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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 for more information provided with regard to effects, dependency, risks and legal status. Where dependency is noted as “yes” this means that users risk becoming dependent.

More detailed information is then given for those drugs which are most commonly associated with illicit use. This includes details of how drugs may be used illicitly. However this does not necessarily indicate that such use is prevalent in.

The information provided on all drugs featured is accurate at the time of publication. However it should be remembered that new research into drugs means that information on their effects is constantly being updated.

BARBITURATES – click on the link to get more detailed information
Drugs include
Amytal and Amytal Sodium (Amylobarbitone)
Luminal (Phenobarbitone)
Nembutal (Pentobarbitone)
Prominal (Methyl phenobarbitone)
Seconal (Quinalbarbitone)
Soneryl (Butobarbitone)
Tuinal (Quinalbarbitone and Amylobarbitone)

 

BENZODIAZEPINES – click on the link to get more detailed information
Drugs include
Flurazepam
Jellies (Temazepam)
Lorazepam
Moggies (Nitrazepam)
Rohypnol (Flunitrazepam)
Valium (Diazepam)

 

HALLUCINOGENS – click on the link to get more detailed information
Drugs include
Cannabis
Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria)
Ketamine
LSD/Acid (Lysergic acid diethylamide)
Magic mushrooms (Psilocybe semilanceata)
PCP/Angel dust (Phencyclidine)

 

OPIATES – click on the link to get more detailed information
Drugs include
Codeine (Actifed, Codeine linctus, Phensedyl, Codis)
Dikies (Dipipanone)
Diffs (Dihydrocodeine)
Distalgesic, co-proximol (Dextropropoxyphene)
Heroin (Diamorphine)
Methadone EDDP
Morphine
Nubain (Nalbuphine hydrochloride)
Opium
Palfium (Dextromoramide)
Temgesic (Buprenorphine)

 

STIMULANTS – click on the link to get more detailed information
Drugs include
Cocaine (Cocaine hydrochloride)
Dexedrine (Dexampetamine sulphate)
Ecstasy (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine)
Khat (Catha edulis-khat)
Meth/Ice (Methlamphetamine)
Speed (Amphetamine sulphate)

 

VOLATILE SUBSTANCES – click on the link to get more detailed information
Drugs include
Adhesives and glues
Aerosols
Cleaning and degreasing agents
Petrol lighter fuel and other products
Poppers (Alkyl nitrites)

 

MISCELLANEOUS SUBSTANCES – click on the link to get more detailed information
Drugs include
Amiltriptyline
Anabolic steroids
Chlormethiazole
GHB/Liquid Ecstasy (Gammahydroxybutyrate)
Over the counter medicines
Thioridazine

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