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Drug Guide

A comprehensive and up-to-date source of substance-specific information.

GHB (Gamma hydroxybutyrate) is predominantly a central nervous system depressant often manufactured recipes and kits found and purchased on the Internet.
Flakka is the street name for a synthetic cathinone that is chemically similar to other synthetic drugs known as “Bath Salts.”
Dextromethorphan (DXM) is a cough-suppressing ingredient found in a variety of over-the-counter cold and cough medications which are susceptible to misuse.
These so-called “designer drugs” are stimulants similar to MDMA or Ecstasy. They are produced illegally and the dosage and quality varies considerably.
Bath Salts are substituted cathinones, which are synthetic, concentrated versions of the stimulant chemical in Khat.
These drugs are often referred to as diet pills, and have been developed and marketed to replace amphetamines as appetite suppressants.
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More than 40 chemicals in tobacco smoke are known to cause cancer in humans and animals, and the harmful effects of smoking do not end with the smoker.
Anabolic androgenic steroids are a group of powerful compounds closely related to the male sex hormone testosterone.
Salvia (aka salvia divinorum) is a psychoactive mint, used in traditional spiritual practices by the Mazatec people of Mexico.
Rohypnol (aka "Ruffie") is the brand name for a drug called flunitrazepam, which is a powerful sedative that depresses the central nervous system.
Used to treat congestion associated with allergies, hay fever, sinus irritation, and the common cold. Pseudoephedrine is also a key ingredient in the production of the illicit drug methamphetamine.
These drugs slow normal brain function, which may result in slurred speech, shallow breathing, sluggishness, fatigue, disorientation and lack of coordination.
Opioids are powerful drugs with a high risk for dependency. Taken in high doses, and/or with other substances can result in respiratory distress and death.
PMA, or paramethoxyamphetamine, is a synthetic hallucinogen often sold as Ecstasy.
Peyote is a small, spineless cactus, Lophophora williamsii, whose principal active ingredient is the hallucinogen mescaline.
PCP, or phencyclidine, is a “dissociative” anesthetic. People using PCP experience a feeling of being “out of body” and detached from their environment.
Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant and contains ethyl alcohol or ethanol.
An over-the-counter antihistamine used to treat allergy symptoms, the common cold, insomnia and motion sickness.