DrugSearch encyclopedia

The original DrugSearch encyclopaedia and the FAQs have been moved across from the DrugScope site, but will be undergoing substantive updating.

The arrival of ‘legal highs’ or novel psychoactive substances (NPS) has been a game-changer on many levels. 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 or even the same city. 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

0-9I
4MTAIbogaine
AInjecting
AbstinenceK
AddictionKetamine
Addictive personalityKhat
AlcoholL
AmphetaminesLegal highs
AMTLegalisation
Anabolic steroidsLiver
AnalgesicLofexidine
AntidepressantsLSD
AntipsychoticsLungs
BM
BarbituratesMagic mushrooms
BenzodiazepinesMajor tranquillisers
Benzo Fury 
BrainMAOIs
BZPMephedrone, Methedrone etc
CMethoxetamine
CactiModafinil
CaffeineMorning glory
CannabisMPA
CathinoneN
 Naloxone
Chasing the dragonNaltrexone
Cocaine and crackNaphyrone
ComedownNeedle fixation
CravingNew psychoactive substances
Crystal methNitrites
DNitrous oxide
 Nutmeg
 O
DealingOTC drugs
DeathsOverdose
DependenceP
Depressants
DPTPeer pressure
DetoxificationPMA
 Pregabalin
DMTPregnancy
DOMPrevention
DPTProblem drug use
DrivingProzac
DrugPsychedelic
Drug abuse or misusePurity
Drug interactionsR
Drug lawsRecreational drugs
DTsRohypnol
Dual diagnosisS
ESalvia
EcstasySedative
EndorphinsSet
EphedrineSetting
 Skunk
FSoft drugs
FlashbacksSolvents
GSpice
GabapentinSynthetic cannabinoids
GHB/GBLSSRIs and SRNIs
Golden crescentStimulants
Golden triangleT
HTesting
HallucinogenicTobacco
Hard drugsTolerance
Harm reductionV
HeartViagra
HepatitisW
Heroin and other opiatesWithdrawal
HIV/AIDS
Hypnotics

See also:

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