Tag Archive for history

Beyond the fear factor

October 5th 2015 There have been proposals for drug consumption rooms in Dublin as part of the response to escalating heroin problems in the city. This is a perfectly valid and evidence-based harm reduction approach, but it is also a…

Agonies and ecstasies: the continuing story

November 16th 2015 Today (16th) sees the 20th anniversary of the tragic death of Leah Betts. The family decision to make public a photo of Leah in intensive care, which then became the centrepiece of a subsequent anti-drug campaign, made…

Benzodiazepines

Tranquillisers, minor tranquillisers, tranx, downers, benzos Diazepam (Valium), vallies, blues Alprazolam (Xanax) Lorazepam Temazepam, jellies, eggs Flunitrazepam (rohypnol), roofies, R2 Phenazepam, kronic, bonsai Nitrazepam, Oxazepam, Chlordiazepoxide (Librium), Lorprazolam   What are Benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepines are the most commonly prescribed sedative drugs. They…

Tobacco

What is tobacco? Tobacco is the dried leaves of the plant that grow in many parts of the world. The main active ingredient is nicotine. Most tobacco used in this country comes from America and is sold as cigarettes. Cigars…

Solvents

Please note that the information on this page (and other DrugSearch pages) is being updated What are Solvents? Some organic – that is, carbon based – compounds can produce effects similar to alcohol or anaesthetics when their vapours are inhaled.…