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
DrivingPerformance and Image Enhancing Drugs (PIEDs)
DMTPiperazines
DrugPMA
Drug abuse or misusePoppers
Drug consumption roomsPregabalin
Drug interactionsPregnancy
Drug lawsPrevention
DTsProblem drug use
Dual diagnosisProzac
Psychedelic
Purity
EPsychoactive Substances Act
E-cigarettesR
EcstasyRecreational drugs
EndorphinsRecovery
EphedrineRohypnol
S
 FSalvia
FentanylSedative
FlashbacksSet
GSetting
GabapentinSkunk
GHB/GBLSoft drugs
Golden crescentSolvents
Golden triangleSpice
Synthetic cannabinoids
HSSRIs and SRNIs
HallucinogenicStimulants
Hard drugsSubutex
Harm reductionT
HepatitisTemazepam
Heroin and other opiatesTesting
HIV/AIDSTobacco
HypnoticsTolerance
Tramadol
ITranquillisers
Ibogaine
InjectingV
Valium (diazepam)
K
KetamineW
KhatWithdrawal
X
Xanax (alprazolam)

See also:

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