DrugSearch encyclopedia

As a result of the arrival of so-called ‘legal highs’, one issue for DrugSearch is the inclusion of slang or brand names as entries. This was always problematic as both could change rapidly or mean different things in different parts of the country. Additionally, many professionals and parents would worry that if they didn’t know the latest slang for drugs, they would be out of touch. There was always too much focus on this and the situation now is even more confusing, especially when terms like ‘bubble’ could mean any unknown white powder and there are examples of identical packaging containing entirely different substances. So any mention of slang or brand names is only meant to be indicative and there is no attempt to be comprehensive here.

DrugSearch index

0-9L
4MTALegal highs
Legalisation
ALofexidine
AbstinenceLorazepam
AddictionLSD
Addictive personalityLaws
Alcohol
M
Alkyl nitritesMagic mushrooms
AmphetamineMajor tranquillisers
AMTMDMA
Anabolic steroidsMephedrone
AnalgesicsMethadone
AntidepressantsMethamphetamine
AntipsychoticsMethoxetamine
Modafinil
BMorphine
BarbituratesMorning glory
BenzodiazepinesMPA
Benzo Fury
Black mamba
BuprenorphineN
BZPNaloxone
CNaltrexone
CactiNaphyrone
CaffeineNeedle fixation
CannabisNew psychoactive substances
CathinoneNitrites
Chasing the dragonNitrous oxide
ChemsexNutmeg
Cocaine and crack
CodeineO
ComedownOpium
CravingOpioid analgesics
Crystal methOTC drugs
Overdose
DOxycodone
Dealing
DeathsP
DependencePainkillers
DepressantPeer pressure
DetoxificationPhenazepam
DrivingPiperazines
DMTPMA
DrugPoppers
Drug abuse or misusePregabalin
Drug consumption roomsPregnancy
Drug interactionsPrevention
Drug lawsProblem drug use
DTsProzac
Dual diagnosisPsychedelic
Purity
Psychoactive Substances Act
E
E-cigarettesR
EcstasyRecreational drugs
EndorphinsRohypnol
EphedrineS
Salvia
 FSedative
FentanylSet
FlashbacksSetting
GSkunk
GabapentinSoft drugs
GHB/GBLSolvents
Golden crescentSpice
Golden triangleSynthetic cannabinoids
SSRIs and SRNIs
HStimulants
HallucinogenicSubutex
Hard drugs
Harm reductionT
HepatitisTemazepam
Heroin and other opiatesTesting
HIV/AIDSTobacco
HypnoticsTolerance
Tramadol
ITranquillisers
IbogaineV
InjectingValium (diazepam)
KW
KetamineWithdrawal
Khat
X
Xanax (alprazolam)

See also:

FAQs
Prescribed and Over-the Counter drug dependence, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Prescribed Medicine