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.
These tables show the different drug types and how they are grouped together:
|BARBITURATES – click on the link to get more detailed information|
|Amytal and Amytal Sodium||(Amylobarbitone)|
|Tuinal||(Quinalbarbitone and Amylobarbitone)|
|BENZODIAZEPINES – click on the link to get more detailed information|
|HALLUCINOGENS – click on the link to get more detailed information|
|Fly agaric||(Amanita muscaria)|
|LSD/Acid||(Lysergic acid diethylamide)|
|Magic mushrooms||(Psilocybe semilanceata)|
|OPIATES – click on the link to get more detailed information|
|Codeine||(Actifed, Codeine linctus, Phensedyl, Codis)|
|STIMULANTS – click on the link to get more detailed information|
|VOLATILE SUBSTANCES – click on the link to get more detailed information|
|Adhesives and glues|
|Cleaning and degreasing agents|
|Petrol lighter fuel and other products|
|MISCELLANEOUS SUBSTANCES – click on the link to get more detailed information|
|GHB/Liquid Ecstasy||(Gamma Hydroxybutyrate)|
|Over the counter medicines|
If you would like to know more about drug types and drug tests that can be done at home or work, read the A-Z of drugs.