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 personalityLungs
Alcohol
Alkyl nitrites
AmphetaminesM
AMTMagic mushrooms
Anabolic steroidsMajor tranquillisers
AnalgesicMamba
AntidepressantsMDMA
AntipsychoticsMephedrone
Methadone
BMethamphetamine
BarbituratesMethoxetamine
BenzodiazepinesModafinil
Benzo FuryMorphine
BuprenorphineMorning glory
BZPMPA
CN
CactiNaloxone
CaffeineNaltrexone
CannabisNaphyrone
CathinoneNeedle fixation
Chasing the dragonNew psychoactive substances
ChemsexNitrites
Cocaine and crackNitrous oxide
CodeineNutmeg
Comedown
CravingO
Crystal methOpium
OTC drugs
DOverdose
Dealing
DeathsP
DependencePCP
DepressantPeer pressure
DetoxificationPhenazepam
DrivingPiperazines
DMTPMA
DrugPoppers
Drug abuse or misusePregabalin
Drug consumption roomsPregnancy
Drug interactionsPrevention
Drug lawsProblem drug use
DTsProzac
Dual diagnosisPsychedelic
Purity
ER
E-cigarettesRecreational drugs
EcstasyRohypnol
Endorphins
EphedrineS
Salvia
 FSedative
FlashbacksSet
Setting
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
Tranquillisers
I
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