Drugs Explained

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What you need to know about Drug.

We have put together a short explanation of the main drugs that are filtering through our communities.

 From these explanations you will also be able to access articles written on and resulting from up-to-date research, changes in legislation and articles written about many key subjects in the on-going battle against drug abuse.

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Definitions

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Marijuana

Marijuana

Marijuana, also known as cannabis among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant

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Ecstasy

Ecstasy

Also know as MDMA, E or molly, is a psychoactive drug primarily used for recreational purposes.

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Heroin

Heroin

Heroin is part of a group of drugs known as opioids. It can be injected, sniffed, smoked, or snorted. 

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Cocaine

Cocaine

A stimulant drug made from coca leaves, these speed up the messages to the brain.

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Ice

Ice

Methamphetamine is a potent central nervous system stimulant that is mainly used as a recreational drug.

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Fentanyl

Fentanyl

Is part of the opioids group and can be used to dull pain, and is 80 times more potent than morphine.

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GHB

GHB

GHB is a depressant drug, which means it slows down messages travelling between the brain and body.

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Vaping

Vaping

Vaping is a liquid solution in e-cigarettes inhaled and typically contains a mix of solvents, flavourings, and additives. 

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Ketamine

Katamine

Ketamine is a dissociative general anaesthetic, classed as an hallucinogen. 

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Khat

Khat

Khat is a stimulant drug, which means it speeds up the messages going between the brain and the body.

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Speed

Speed

Speed is a type of amphetamine. It can give you a high that creates more energy, that's why its often used as a party drug.

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Synthetic Cathinones

Synthetic Cathinones

Man-made stimulants that can be addictive and in some cases very dangerous.

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There are multiple terms in use globally that refer broadly to new, novel or emerging drugs. Learn more about these danagerous new designer drugs.

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